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Studio Theatre
Saturday, August 17
10:30 am to 12 pm

The Disrupters
In 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 After
Saturday, 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?

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 University
Lee 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 Quantum

Nahlah Ayed, host of Ideas

Get 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.

Support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

Funded in part by the Government of Ontario

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