MEET THE ASTROPHYSICIST: DR. KATIE MACK

Monday, April 22nd, 2024
6pm-8.30pm

The universe started with a bang — but how will it end?

The Big Bang Theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But how does the story end? Dr. Katie Mack shares what modern astrophysics tells us about the ultimate fate of the cosmos, and what the catastrophic destruction of all reality would look like to anyone still around to see it.

After the discussion with Dr. Katie Mack in Dynamic Earth’s 6K Planetarium, don’t miss out on the book signing where you can buy your own copy of The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking).

Who is Dr. Katie Mack?

Dr Katherine (Katie) Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist who studies a range of questions in cosmology, the study of the universe from beginning to end. She currently holds the position of Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, where she carries out research on dark matter and the early universe and works to make physics more accessible to the general public. She is the author of the book The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) and has written for a number of popular publications, such as Scientific American, Slate, BBC’s Science Focus, Sky & Telescope, and Cosmos Magazine.
You can find her on Twitter as @AstroKatie or Instagram as @astrokatiemack.

If you would like to hear more about the end of everything, book now to secure your place on Monday 22nd April. Complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits are included in your ticket.

Doors Open: 6pm
Discussion begins: 6.30pm
Doors Close: 8.30pm

This event is suitable for ages 12+.

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