February Coffee@Beyond with Frank Wilczek

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.

BIOGRAPHY: This month’s Coffee@Beyond speaker is ASU’s own Frank Wilczek. Dr. Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics. Wilczek has made seminal contributions to fundamental particle physics, cosmology and the
physics of materials. His current theoretical research includes work on Axions, Anyons, and Time Crystals. These are concepts in physics which he named and pioneered. Each has become a major focus of world-wide research. In recent years Frank has become fascinated with prospects for expanding perception (especially color perception) through technology. He is developing hardware and software tools for this. He has authored several wellknown books, and writes a monthly "Wilczek's Universe" feature for the Wall Street Journal.

Coffee @ Beyond takes place on the last Monday of the Month, at 3:00pm in Classroom 240 in ISTB4, ASU Tempe Campus. These interdisiplanary seminars are intended to push the conceptual boundaries and feature experts in their fields of study. Come for coffee, tea, cookies and a great talk!

 

Location: 
Room 240, ISTB4
Campus: 
Tempe
Price: 
Free and open to the public