Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.


Hallwalls, Buffalo Museum of Science, and UB College of Arts & Science present

Science & Art Cabaret No. 2.5 - Will Kinney: The End of the Universe and the Future of Life

On the roof of the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway

end of the universe Recent developments in cosmology have not only shed new light on the beginning of the Universe: they have also changed our speculations about how the Universe may end in the far future. Chief among these new discoveries is the observation that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating, indicating that the Universe will end not in a "Big Crunch", but in an ever-faster rush of expansion. In the context of this new cosmology, UB Associate Professor of Physics Will Kinney will revisit the famous argument first made by Freeman Dyson in 1979 that life in an expanding universe has a limitless future. The reality for the future of evolution is more complex than Dyson envisioned.

Selections from Gustav Holst's The Planets by
The Long Winters String Quartet
Natalie Bennett (violin)
Emily Elkin (cello)
Molly Regan (viola)
Jeantte Sperhac (violin)

Public Telescope Viewing
Courtesy of the Buffalo Astronomical Association

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