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Paul Doherty, PhD   Senior Staff Scientist at
The Exploratorium

The Boundaries of Science

This lecture explores the boundaries set by the laws of physics which information cannot cross, including the edge of the visible universe, the speed of light and the event horizon of a black hole.

October 18, 2012

Paul Doherty is a Senior Staff Scientist and co-director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium where he creates science exhibits and shows high school physics teachers how to make science relevant and interesting. He received his PhD in Solid State Physics from M.I.T. in 1974, and was a professor of physics at Oakland University for twelve years. He is co-author of a half dozen science books including the million-selling Explorabook and the Exploratorium Science Snackbook. In 2003 he received the Faraday award for excellence as a science communicator from the NSTA.

 

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