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Cosmological Koans

This event is the latest in our member-led forums’ Art and Science of Well-Being series. 

Cosmological Koans invites you to take an intellectual journey through more than 50 koans: pleasingly paradoxical vignettes following the ancient Zen tradition. Anthony Aguirre traverses the world from West to East, and through ideas spanning the age, breadth and depth of the universe. Using beguiling koans and a flair for explaining complex science, Aguirre covers cosmic questions that thinkers from Aristotle to Galileo to Heisenberg have grappled with. A playful and enlightening book, Cosmological Koans explores the strange hinterland between the deep structure of the physical world and our personal experience of it.

MLF Organizer
George Hammond

MLF: Humanities

Aguirre photo © Anthony Aguirre

July 11, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Anthony Aguirre
Professor of Physics, UC Santa Cruz; Co-Founder, Foundational Questions Institute, Author, Cosmological Koans

5:30 p.m. check-in
6 p.m. program
7 p.m. book signing