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Saturday, September 2 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Science Worth Telling the Future About

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Richard Feynman asked “If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words?” – his answer was “All things are made of atoms - little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another.” Our panelists will discuss what other scientific ideas can and should be summarized briefly to preserve them in case of future disaster, and also consider strategies to ensure that this information is heeded.


Andrew E. Love

Andrew Love has Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics and works as an engineer in Maryland. He has given talks about the science of science fiction, reasoning skills, general relativity, the likelihood of alien life and other topics to a wide range of audience (middle schoolers, college students, amateur astronomers, and science fiction fans); many of his talks are available online... Read More →

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Catherine Asaro

Two-time Nebula ® award winner Catherine Asaro writes science fiction, fantasy and thrillers, and has over twenty-seven novels, as well as many novellas, short stories and non-fiction. Her acclaimed “Ruby Dynasty series,” also known as “The Skolian Saga,” combines adventure, hard science, math, romance and fast-paced action. Baen Books (distributed by Simon... Read More →
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David Walton

David Walton is an internationally bestselling science fiction and fantasy author with five novels in print.  His debut novel TERMINAL MIND won the 2007 Philip K. Dick award for the best science fiction paperback novel published that year.  His historical fantasy series starts... Read More →

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Stacy Bruss

Manager, Science Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is the engineering librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Engineering Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools, and... Read More →

Saturday September 2, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
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