Past Events

The Mystery of Time
February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Mystery of Time

What is time? Can science alone provide an answer? In 1922, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson, the world’s leading scientist and philosopher at the time, met for a face-to-face conversation about the nature of time. Einstein argued that the only time is the physicist’s time, while Bergson call him to question. There are other dimensions to time, he argued, beyond the scientific one. Where do we stand on this conversation today? Have we made progress in unveiling time’s mystery?

2018 Beyond Annual Lecture with Max Tegmark
February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Guest Lecturer: Max Tegmark

Title: "Life 3.0: being human in the age of AI"

Time: 7:00PM

Coffee@Beyond with Michael Lynch
February 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join us for coffee, cookies and an interesting discussion at this month’s Coffee@Beyond!

Why Cancers and Infections Beat Us and How to Turn the Tables
April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Guest Lecturer: Susan Rosenberg

Title: "Why Cancers and Infections Beat Us and How to Turn the Tables"

Time: 6:00PM

Where: Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4 on ASU's Tempe campus | Click HERE for a map of ASU.


Coffee@Beyond with Curtis Marean
April 30, 2018 - 3:00pm

Title: How humans conquered the planet

Dr. Curtis W. Marean, Foundation Professor and associate director, Institute of Human Origins, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Honorary Professor, African Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience

Coffee@Beyond with Chris Adami
August 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join us for the first Coffee@Beyond Seminar of the semster on August 27th at 3:00pm in the Biodesign Auditorium for an interesting talk. Coffee, tea and cookies provided!

This month’s Coffee@Beyond speaker is Dr. Chris Adami.

Talk: Hidden Information in Biology and How to Find It”

Date: Monday, August 27th, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm

Coffee@Beyond with Stephanie Forrest
September 24, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join us at our Coffee@Beyond Seminar on September 24th at 3:00pm in the Biodesign Auditorium for an interesting talk, where our speakers provide, "Transdisciplinary explorations at the edge of knowledge ..."

Coffee, tea and cookies provided!

This month’s Coffee@Beyond speaker is Dr. Stephanie Forrest

Talk: TBD”

Date:     Monday, September 24th, 2018

2018 Shoemaker Lecture with David Grinspoon
October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm


Each year the Beyond Center presents a special award to a leading scientist to honor the life and work of Eugene Shoemaker who, together with his wife Carolyn Shoemaker, pioneered research in the field of asteroid and comet impacts. This year we are excited to have Dr. David Grinspoon deliver the 2018 Eugene Shoemaker Memorial Lecture, 

Planetary Intelligence Symposium
October 3, 2018 - 9:00am


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The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science in Collaboration with the Interplanetary Initiative Presents a symposiym on...