This Thursday at 7pm the renowned Alex Filippenko, PhD will be speaking on Einstein’s Biggest Blunder and the Case for Cosmic Antigravity. As usual the talk will be held in the BCC Auditorium and offer a light food and drink reception beginning at 6:30pm. Dr. Filippenko will be around to meet people and talk before the lecture begins so please feel encouraged to come have a cup of coffee and speak to Alex about all of your cosmic quandaries. You can see the flyer Science Seminars Spring 2013 or visit the BCC Science Seminar Series webpage (www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/science) for more information. The Science Seminar Series invites distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields. All of the seminars are free and open to the public.
—About Alex Filippenko—
Alex Filippenko is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers. He is the recipient of numerous prizes for his scientific research, and was the only person to have been a member of both teams that revealed the accelerating expansion of the Universe. This discovery was honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics to the team leaders. Winner of the most prestigious teaching awards at UC Berkeley and voted the “Best Professor” on campus a record 9 times, he was named the National Professor of the Year in 2006. He has produced 5 astronomy video courses with The Great Courses, coauthored an award-winning astronomy textbook, and appears in about 100 TV documentaries. In 2004, he was awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization.