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The DisruptersIn partnership with CBC Radio’s Ideas, a five-part series that explores the roots of modern identity through the ideas of five people who flipped the table of conventional thought. Einstein and AfterSaturday, August 17 The idea that everything in the universe is actually “relative” – connected, but also disconnected from any fixed point – has been making our heads spin for a hundred years. So where are we in all this – a world of mysterious quantum laws that no one really understands? Who are we now?Panellists:Doreen Fraser, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo, with a particular interest in the philosophy of physics, philosophy of science and history of physics Chris Smeenk, professor of the History of Science, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Physics at Western UniversityLee Smolin, theoretical physicist and faculty member at the Perimeter Institute, and author of (most recently) Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the QuantumModerator:Nahlah Ayed, host of IdeasGet your books signed! Lee Smolin and Nahlah Ayed will sign copies of their works following the event. We’ll have copies available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own.
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