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The Big Idea: Exploring the Edge of Existence

  • Date
    December 14, 2011
  • Time 7:00 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price NG Member: $18; General Public: $20

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Photo: Mather, Ballard, Matson
John Mather, Robert Ballard, and Boyd Matson

Photographs: NASA, Mark Thiessen, Jason Orfanon, NASA

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How is technology expanding the limits of the known universe? 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, John Mather, who has designed space probes to measure the traces of the big bang, will discuss this topic with Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, who has pioneered cutting-edge technology to unlock deep ocean mysteries. Boyd Matson, host of National Geographic Weekend, moderates.

Presented in partnership with the Nobel Prize Education Fund.

The reception for “Exploring the Edge of Existence” is co-sponsored by Woodford Reserve.

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