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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.

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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... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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David Walton

David Walton is an award-winning science fiction author, a space industry engineer, and the father of eight children. His latest book, THREE LAWS LETHAL (Pyr, 2019), takes on the future of the self-driving car industry, with its legal and social ramifications, while exploring the... Read More →

Volunteers
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Stacy Bruss

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

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