Past Events

September Coffee@Beyond with Kate Dorsch
September 30, 2019 - 3:00pm

“Why do people keep seeing UFO’s? Critique, controversy, and the scientific construction of UFO studies”

Livestream here:

Date:     Monday, September 30, 2019

Time:     3:00 pm

Place:    Biodesign Auditorium

2019 Shoemaker Lecture with Dr. James Benford
September 5, 2019 - 7:51pm

"Is ET Lurking in Our Cosmic Backyard?”


Thursday, September 5th, 2019 | 7:00pm

Coffee@Beyond with Fred Adams
August 26, 2019 - 4:49pm

“Is Our Universe a Botched Job?: Designing a Better Version”

Please join us next Monday for the first Coffee@Beyond of the Fall semester with Dr. Fred Adams. 

Time:     3:00 pm

Place:    Biodesign Auditorium


2019 Beyond Annual Lecture with Jennifer Doudna
March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

The 2019 Beyond Annual Lecture will take place, Tuesday, March 19th. More information to come!

Guest Lecturer: Jennifer Doudna

"A pioneer who is simplifying genome editing"

Special Lecture with Harrison Steel
March 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

“Control Theory meets Synthetic Biology”

Please join us this upcoming Monday for a special seminar with Harrison Steel from the University of Oxford. 


February Coffee@Beyond with Frank Wilczek
February 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Beyond Center periodically hosts special seminars along with our monthly seminar series, Coffee @ Beyond

"Applying Physics to Philosophy"

February 25th at 3:00pm

ABSTRACT: Modern physics, broadly conceived, supplies important insights into questions that have traditionally been considered the domain of philosophy. I will discuss Hume’s problem of induction and the problem of free will in the light of symmetry, complementarity, and computational complexity.

Coffee@Beyond with Paul Davies
November 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join us at our Coffee@Beyond Seminar on November 26th at 3:00pm in the Biodesign Auditorium for an interesting talk, where the Beyond Center promises to provide a talk that embodies, "Transdisciplinary explorations at the edge of knowledge ..."

Coffee, tea and cookies provided!

This month’s Coffee@Beyond speaker is the Beyond Center's own, Prof. Paul Davies.


Special Lecture by Andrew Briggs
November 7, 2018 - 5:15pm

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The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science invites you to attend a special lecture by Andrew Briggs,


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...

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,