Jul 22, 2014 Tuesday
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

With the technology of the 20th century, humans were able to know for the first time what really happens at the depth of the skies and at the depths of the matter. And what we found looks like nothing we imagined before! Join this class to hear about what physics has to say today about reality: This world where time does not pass at a constant pace and the distance you have to run gets larger if you're fast. Where stars attract other stars' light, new room is created the whole time, and the shapes in the sky trace fingerprints smaller than atoms. Dizzying - awesome - is there anything more awesome than this? Probably yes, how about we are able to explore this madness! ...Join the second of the two sessions to hear about the epic theory of relativity and the mind-blowing findings of observational cosmology. ____________________ The class is open to everyone curious about the findings and the status of modern physics. Each session will begin with a wide intro followed by a discussion on the arising questions. Note that the second session will refer to some of the things discussed in the first one. ________ What this class is not: It's not a discussion about new age stuff or a comparison of science to supernatural beliefs. Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? [Douglas Adams]

Bring one of the following:
15' of shoulder massage
A copied cd/dvd with music that you like
A pair of earrings
A soft drink to share with the class
A surprise
For swiss citizens: Join me for a cup of coffee and help me solve my questions about swiss culture and politics
Help to find singing lessons
Home-made food (no chocolate plz)

About the teacher, Eleni Petrakou

I am a physicist coming from Greece and currently working at Cern. I look up to renaissance people and renaissance cats.