Harvard Science Book Talk: an Evening with Steven Weinberg, in conversation with Andrew Strominger


Friday, April 2, 2021, 7:00pm

Harvard Division of Science, Cabot Science Library, and Harvard Book Store
Steven Weinberg (U Texas, Austin); Andrew Strominger (Harvard)
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Photos of Steven Weinberg and Andrew Strominger
Please join us for an evening with Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate in Physics and the acclaimed author of several groundbreaking physics books, both technical and popular, including The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe and Third Thoughts: The Universe We Still Don’t Know. His interlocutor will be Andrew Strominger, prize-winning theoretical physicist and director of Harvard's Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature.

Steven Weinberg is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. His research on elementary particle physics and cosmology has been honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science, the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society, the Dannie Heinemann Prize for Mathematical Physics, and numerous other awards. He has written over 300 scientific articles, and six treatises on general relativity, quantum field theory, cosmology, and quantum mechanics. Among his books for general readers are Dreams of a Final Theory and The First Three Minutes, and two collections of published essays, Facing Up: Science and its Cultural Adversaries, and Lake Views: This World and the Universe.

Andrew Strominger is the Gwill E. York Professor of Physics at Harvard University and a founding member of the Black Hole Initiative. He is a renowned theoretical physicist who has made pathbreaking contributions to classical and quantum gravity, quantum field theory and string theory. In recognition of his accomplishments, Strominger has been awarded the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the 2016 Dannie Heineman Prize from the American Physical Society, and numerous other honors.

For more information and videos of Harvard Science Book Talks, see https://science.fas.harvard.edu/book-talks