Dave Goldberg’s User’s Guide to the Universe

Dave Goldberg’s User’s Guide to the Universe

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Why are past, present, and future our only options?

Are time and space like a butterfly’s wings?

Astrophysicist Dave Goldberg provided the answers to these questions and many others in a talk he gave last week in Sharpless auditorium. Goldberg, a professor at Drexel University, is the author of two accessible and amusing books about physics: A User’s Guide to the Universe (with Jeff Blomquist) and The Universe in the Rearview Mirror. He is also a contributor to Slate and writes the witty “Ask a Physicist” column for the website io9.com, in which he has offered  “a practical guide for the intergalactic traveler,” and answered such reader queries as, “ Is the earth getting heavier?” and “How does spacetime get bent?  You can hear Goldberg talk about one of his favorite subjects, “Symmetry, and why it matters,” in this YouTube video.

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Photos by Thom Carroll.

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