Physics of the Future

Friday, 14 February 2014
Regency C (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Lawrence Krauss , Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
From warp drives to hyperspace, science fiction has continuously borrowed from, and sometimes first conceived of, the state of the art in scientific progress. From his perspective as a renowned theoretical physicist and science popularizer, Dr. Krauss will discuss the various ways in which science fiction has taken inspiration from the cutting-edge science of its day. By observing current trends in both science and science fiction, Krauss will discuss what that may suggest for the future of both fields.