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Ask a Scientist: “Bad Physics” Science Bloopers | SF

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Monarch Gardens | 428 11th Street, San Francisco, CA

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Ask a Scientist: Fun Nerdy Lectures and Q&A | SF

Ask a Scientist is a casual, educational, entertaining lecture series that takes place at cafes and other informal venues around San Francisco.

The talks feature an expert speaker on a scientific topic, a short presentation, and the opportunity to ask all those burning questions that have been keeping you up at night. No tests, grades, or pressure — just food, drinks, socializing, and conversation about the mysteries of the universe.

From Aristotle to Einstein, great minds have failed to grasp basic ideas in physics. Aristotle thought that all objects naturally prefer to be at rest; Einstein believed that, “God does not play dice.” Both these geniuses were mistaken, and, today, plenty of everyday geniuses continue to misunderstand key ideas in the most basic of the sciences.

Please join celebrated physics teacher Tucker Hiatt in exploring five of the juiciest misconceptions that plague our “common-sense” understanding of the way the universe works:

  • The Earth moves through space.
  • Nature loves all energies equally.
  • Radiation is dangerous.
  • Mass can be converted into energy according to E=mc^2.
  • God does not play dice.

This event is presented in partnership with Wonderfest, the Bay Area Beacon of Science.

Speaker: Tucker Hiatt, long-time physics teacher and Wonderfest Founding Director

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Address: 428 11th Street, San Francisco, CA