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Good People Dinner #92 at The Mad Scientist's Home in Berkeley
Sat. 29 April 2017, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm GMT-07:00
PLEASE NOTE: ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 35 PEOPLE WHO SECURE A TICKET HERE. YOU'RE WELCOME TO GIFT OR TRANSFER YOUR SPOT TO A FRIEND IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE. JUST LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE.
Join us for our 93rd dinner at our friends' Jess and Colin's "Mad Scientist House" in Berkeley on April 29th.
Expect cocktails at 6:00 and our speaker around 6:45 with a family style feast introduced around 7:00, prepared by our professional chef. Wines will be thoughtfully paired with the menu.
ATTIRE: Attire is relaxed and informal.
About GOOD PEOPLE: Most of the enjoyment we gain from an experience has more to do with who we're with than what we're doing. Good People is about inspiration, community and friendships. Who are good people? They’re our best selves, when we rise above tribalism and explore big ideas.
Our friend Gibor will speak on the nature of Time. Does time actually pass? Or do all moments in time co-exist the same way that all points in space co-exist? What if Einstein’s vision of our Universe as a fixed 4-dimensional “spacetime” structure is the best physical description (there’s a lot of evidence in its favor). What does that do to the meaning of concepts like "free will" or “destiny” (not to mention time travel)? Or even if it is “true", should we just ignore that and “proceed" as “before".
Dr. Gibor Basri has been a professor in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department for 35 years; he taught seminars on “The Nature of Time” and “The Science in Science Fiction” occasionally. His research is on stars and stellar magnetic fields, including stars like our Sun, red and brown dwarfs (he was one of the discoverers of the latter), and topics related to star and planet formation. He is currently working on the copious data from NASA’s “Kepler” exoplanet mission.
THE CHEF: Tony Carracci is a chef, event planner and culinary explorer with a special talent for his family's New Orleans style cuisine.
THE MENU: To be announced soon.
Drinks at 6:00, dinner at 7:00. Though a cocktail and some wine will be provided, guests are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share. Menu update coming soon to help you choose your bottles. We always make sure vegetarian friends will have plenty to eat. Please contact Raman if you have any other dietary restrictions.
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