October 10, 2012
- Time 7:00 p.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price NG Member: $20; General Public: $22
Be a part of the excitement as two leading scientists discuss the adventure of exploring unknown realms. Adam Riess received last year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the accelerating expansion of the universe, a phenomenon widely attributed to dark energy. Kenny Broad, National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year in 2011, dives into a perilous submerged cave system known as the Blue Holes of the Bahamas in search of clues to evolution and climate change. In conversation with Senior Executive Producer, National Geographic Specials John Bredar, they will discuss how their explorations are providing clarity both on our origins and on the future of the cosmos.
The event will be followed by a reception in the National Geographic Dining Hall.
In partnership with the Nobel Prize Series.
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Conversations between Nobel Laureates and Nat Geo Explorers.
Mario Molina shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on the ozone layer. Behavioral ecologist and biologist Iain Couzin, a Nat Geo Emerging Explorer, studies collective behavior, in various species, including humans. With moderator Boyd Matson, they will discuss how their work may help solve real-life problems.
2007 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Roger Myerson, has helped us understand the economics of cooperation. Biological anthropologist Jill Pruetz, Nat Geo Emerging Explorer, advanced our understanding of tool use among chimps. Boyd Matson moderates.
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