Words like “nothingness” and “empty space” may seem like simple concepts, referring to the complete absence of content. But in practice, these concepts have been topics of ongoing debate with important implications for our understanding of the universe. This panel discussion and Q&A at this event, involving several leading Pitt experts as well as our distinguished visitor (and former Center Fellow) James Owen Weatherall (author of the popular book Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing), will reveal in publicly accessible terms some of the complications and interesting ideas that arise when we try to get a grip on…nothing. What is (or is not) really out there? What are its properties? What shape does it take? Join us to find out a lot about nothing!
Marian J. R. Gilton, HPS
Kiumars Kaveh, Mathematics
Andrew Zentner, Physics & Astronomy
Edouard Machery, Center Director/HPS
This is an online-only talk and registration is required. Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fUetAq7MRg6b6UVKuiYcAQ
Further info: https://www.as.pitt.edu/sciencerevealed