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IMAGINING THE COSMOS

Date:
Fri 05.11.2021
Hour: 19:30 - 21:30
Organizer: PROF. DR. THOMAS HERTOG

A discussion at the intersection of art and science

For centuries, the mystery of the origin of the universe has appealed to the imagination in art, religion and mythology. Since the revolutionary work of the Leuven professor Georges Lemaître, father of the Big Bang theory, modern cosmology has continued to offer ever deeper physical insights into the origin of the cosmos. The Leuven city festival BANG! sets out to explore all these perspectives with – among other things – two exciting exhibitions: 'Imagining the Universe' and 'To the Edge of Time'.

The exhibition curators, the keeper of the science collections of the London Science Museum and the director of Princeton´s Institute for Advanced Study will exchange views in a conversation at the interface of art and science.

Moderator: Robbert Dijkgraaf

Panel:

  • Jan van der Stock
  • Hannah Redler Hawes
  • Alison Boyle
  • Thomas Hertog
© Leo Robinson, The Lake (Newton), Tiwani Contemporary
© Leo Robinson, The Lake (Newton), Tiwani Contemporary

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The lecture will be held in English.

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