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Past Events

2013

Feb 21, 2013 - Public Multimedia Lecture "The New Universe and the Human Future" at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA.

2012

April 12 - Art and Cosmology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Media Theater (M110), Theater Arts Center, 6 pm. Click¬†here¬†for more information on this event.

July 11 & 12 - Digital Life Design Women conference in Munich, Germany. Click here for more information on this event.

July 23 - 28 - Philosophy of Cosmology conference, Florence, Italy. Click here for more information on this event.

Sept 18 - Public Multimedia Lecture "The New Universe and the Human Future" at Peking University, Beijing, China.

October 12 - Public Lecture, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Click here for more information.

October 15 - Public Multimedia Lecture "The New Universe and the Human Future" at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

October 16 - Cabaret performance of original songs by Nancy Abrams, Rutgers University, 6:30 pm.

October 26 - Public Multimedia Lectures by Nancy and Joel at Science and Nonduality Conference, San Rafael, California.

2011

January 18 - Multimedia Lecture: The New Universe and the Human Future, Contra Costa County Jewish Community Center, Walnut Creek, CA 7:30 pm.

April 4 - Multimedia Benjamin Dean Lecture: The New Universe and the Human Future, Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, 7:30 pm.

April 26 - Book signing for The New Universe and the Human Future, Capitola BookCafe, Capitola, CA 7:30 pm.

June 11 - TEDxSantaCruz joint presentation by Nancy and Joel, Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall, Soquel, CA 9:00 am. Click here for more information on this event.

July 5 Tuesday Book signing for The New Universe and the Human Future, Bookshop Santa Cruz 7:30 pm. Click here for more information on this event.

July 8 Friday - Multimedia Lecture: The New Universe and the Human Future (followed by book signing), Adler Planetarium Universe Theater, Chicago, IL 2:00 pm.

July 27 Wednesday - Book signing for The New Universe and the Human Future, The Booksmith, San Francisco 7:30 pm. Click here for more information on this event.

Sept 14 Wednesday - Multimedia Lecture: The New Universe and the Human Future (followed by book signing), Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:30 pm. More information on this event is available at [Town Hall Seattle].

Sept 15 Thursday - Multimedia Lecture: The New Universe and the Human Future, Microsoft Research (Building #9), Redmond, WA 1:30 - 3:00 pm.

Sept 18 Sunday - Multimedia Lecture: The New Universe and the Human Future (followed by book signing), Orcas Island, WA 7:30 pm. More information on this event is available [here].

Nov. 14 Monday - Multimedia Lecture: The New Universe and the Human Future, in the "Frontiers in Astrophysics" lecture series at Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History, New York City 7:30 pm. More information on this event is available from the [American Museum of Natural History].

Nov. 16 Wednesday - Informal conversation with Deepak Chopra, televised. New York City 6:30 pm. Invitation available here.

2010

April 16 - Multimedia Keynote for In2:InThinking Network 2010 Forum: The Cosmic Context for the Human Future, at Rocketdyne Leadership & Learning Center, Woodland Hills, CA, 7:30 pm.

April 18 - Informal lecture at Roger Wolfson's Movie Industry Salon, Burton Chase Park, Marina del Ray, CA, 3:00 pm.

2009

Spring Quarter (March - June) - University of California, Santa Cruz course Physics 80C: Cosmology and Culture.

June 24-28 - Multimedia Lecture at Conference on Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity's Quest or a Flourishing Earth, San Luis Obispo, CA.

July 19 - Multimedia Lecture at Metanexus Conference on Cosmos, Nature, and Culture, Phoenix, AZ.

August 25 - Multimedia Lecture with book signing, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA - 5:30 pm reception, 6:00 pm lecture.

October 15 - A Cosmic View of the Human Future, Reidy Frendship Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Lexington Avenue at 80th Street, Manhattan - 6:30 pm refreshments, 7 pm lecture (free and open to the public.) Click here for more information on this event.

October 20, 21 and 27, 28 - Cosmic Society: The New Universe and the Human Future, Dwight H. Terry Lectures, Yale University Art Museum, 4:30 pm with reception following (four lectures, published by Yale University Press, April 2011.) Click here for more information on this event or visit the 'Terry Lectures' section of this site.

2008

January 6 - Luau Evening, Evolutionary Epic conference, Makaha Resort, Oahu, Hawaii. Click here for more information on this event.

January 23 - Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture, Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA, 7:00 pm. Click here for more information on this event.

March 24 - Public Lecture, sponsored by Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, Ohio State University, The Ballroom, The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Place Park, 5 - 6 pm. Click here for more information on this event.

March 26 - Public Lecture at Vanderbilt University, Room 4327, Stevenson Center, 4 pm. Click here for more information on this event.

March 27 - Public Lecture in The Center for Science and Spirituality Distinguished Lecture Series, What it Means to be Human: Science, Consciousness and Our Place in the Universe, at Business and Aerospace Building: State Farm Lecture Hall, Middle Tennessee State University, 7:00 pm.

April 14 - The Public Lecture of the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, May Hall, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, MO, 7:00 pm.

July 31 - Aug 3 - Nancy is one of two keynote speakers at the Universe as Blessing conference at De Paul University. Click here for more information on this event.

September 5 - 6 - Public conference in Oslo to launch the Norwegion edition of View from the Center of the Universe, featuring several presentations by Nancy, Joel, and both together, and a concert by Nancy of her original songs.

September 8 - 12 - Joel and Nancy are plenary speakers at international conference in Granada, Spain, on Cosmology Across Cultures; give joint multimedia lecture on September 12 with simultaneous Spanish translation. Click here for more information on this event.

October 15 - Multimedia Lecture at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago - 6 pm.

October 29 - Multimedia Lecture at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with simultaneous Portuguese translation, 11:00 am.

October 27 - 28, 30 - 31 - Joel lectures on cosmology to grad students at the National Observatory of Brazil, Rio de Janiero; Nancy and Joel give public talk there Oct 31, 6 pm, to celebrate publication of the Portuguese edition of View from the Center of the Universe.

November 5 - Lecture, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), Common Room 350, 1100 E 55th St (at University Ave), Chicago, IL, 7:30 pm.

November 6 - Multimedia Lecture, Staerkel Planetarium, Champaign, IL, 7:00 pm.

November 8 - Multimedia Lecture, Chicago Humanities Festival, Thorne Auditorium, 375 E Chicago Ave, 10:00 am. Click here for more information on this event.

December 4 - Awards Banquet Lecture, U.S. Army Science Conference, Orlando, FL. Click here to view this lecture.

2007

January 26 - Multimedia Lecture at University of Texas, Austin, and McDonald Observatory, Robert Lee Moore Hall on the UT campus, Room 4.102, 7:30 pm.

January 27 - Feast of Jewish Learning, Temple Beth Am, 26790 Arasterdo Road, Los Altos Hills, CA, 8:45-10:15 pm.

March 1 - Multimedia lecture at Princeton Club of Northern California and Harvard Club of San Francisco, Gordon & Rees LLP, 275 Battery Street, Suite 2000, Embarcadero West, San Francisco, 6-8 pm.

April 9 - Multimedia lecture at Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics Public Lecture, 1800 Chemistry Bldg, 930 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI, 7:30 pm.

April 15 - [Multimedia] Public Lecture, David Rittenhouse Lab 1A, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 5:30 pm.

April 16 - Panel Discussion in connection with Brecht's Galileo, Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, 7 pm.

June 16 - Epic and Futures Mini-Conference, The Presidio, San Francisco

June 30 - The Future of Intelligence in the Cosmos workshop, NASA Ames Laboratory - Joel: The Future of the Visible Universe May Depend on Us; Nancy: Interstellar Travel Requires a Shared Cosmology

July 16 - [Multimedia] J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture by Joel Primack, Los Alamos High School Duane Smith Auditorium, Los Alamos, NM, 7:30 pm.

July 17 - Presentation, St. Johns College, Santa Fe, NM, 7:30 pm.

July 19 - [Multimedia] Colloquium, Robert N. Noyce Conference Room, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, 3:30 pm.

July 29 - [Multimedia] Keynote Lecture, International Society for the Study of Time Conference, Asilomar, CA.

September 10 - [Multimedia] Public Lecture at Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 7:30 pm.

September 13 - [Multimedia] Public Lecture at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 7:30 pm.

September 21 - [Multimedia] Lecture for Core Course, University of California, Merced.

October 18-19 - [Multimedia] Talks at State University of New York, Geneseo, NY.

November 14 - [Multimedia] After-Dinner Lecture by Joel Primack, American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Dec 16 & 18 - [Multimedia] Nancy and Joel taught inner city high school kids about cosmology in Matthew Fox and Professor Pitts YELLAWE program in Oakland, CA.

2006

March 9 - Santa Cruz, California, Halliday Lecture, University Inn and Conference Center, 8 pm.

April 6 - Publication date for View from the Center of the Universe and Multimedia lecture in New York City, Columbia University Observatory, Room 833 Mudd (Engineering School), 7:30 pm.

April 10 - Multimedia lecture at Stanford University, Room 200 Hewlett Teaching Center, 8 pm.

April 11 - Book signing for View from the Center of the Universe, Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, California 7:30 pm.

April 12 - Salt Lake City, [Multimedia] Frontiers of Science Lecture at University of Utah, Skaggs Biology Bldg., 7:30 pm.

April 17 - Portland, Oregon, Reed College 4 pm; Powell's Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm.

April 18 - Multimedia lecture in Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, 7:30 pm.

April 19 - Book signing for View from the Center of the Universe, Vienna, Virginia, Borders Books, 7:30 pm.

April 20 - Multimedia lecture and Book signing for View from the Center of the Universe, Washington, DC, Politics & Prose, Treasury Executive Institute, 9 - 11 am.

April 25 - Multimedia lecture in San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences, Sequoia Boardroom, 875 Howard Street, 2 pm and 7:30 pm.

April 28 - Book signing for View from the Center of the Universe, Chicago, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North Avenue, 7:00 pm.

April 29 - Multimedia lecture in Chicago, Field Museum, 1 pm.

May 2 - Berkeley, University of California, [Multimedia] Sackler Lecture, 5:45 pm.

May 3 - Multimedia lecture in Davis, CA, University of California, Sciences Center Lecture Hall, 8 pm.

May 8 - Book signing for View from the Center of the Universe, Santa Cruz, CA, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 7:30 pm.

May 9 - Multimedia lecture in Santa Cruz, CA, University of California, Media Theater, 8 pm.

May 10 - Multimedia lecture in Irvine, CA, University of California, Room 100 Engineering Lecture Hall, 8 pm.

May 16 - Harvard Observatory Author's Night, Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 8:00 pm.

May 31 - Multimedia lecture in Philadelphia, Franklin Institute, 6:30 pm.

June 2 - Multimedia lecture at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, McDonnell Hall A02, 1:30 pm.

June 6 - [Multimedia] Keynote Lecture, Metanexus Annual Conference on Science and Religion, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

June 25 Sun - [Multimedia] Keynote Lecture, Evolutionary Salon on Transformational Philanthropy, Gold Lake Mountain Resort, Colorado.

Aug 25 - Invited Lecture, Google NYC, 1440 Broadway 21st FL, New York, NY 10018.

October 2 - Congregation Etz Chayim Yom Kippur presentation and study group, Gunn High School auditorium, starting 1 pm.

October 9 - Multimedia Lecture in the Archaelogy Lecture Theatre, Gordon Square, University College London, 4 pm.

October 10 - Multimedia Lecture in the Mason Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building, Queen Mary, University of London, cosponsored by the Scientific and Medical Network, 6:30 pm.

October 11 - Multimedia Lecture at Oxford University, Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, 4:30 pm.

October 12 - Multimedia Lecture for Miller's Academy of Art and Science, 28a Hereford Road, Notting Hill, London, 7 pm.

October 16 - Multimedia Lecture for Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, 7 pm.

October 18 - Multimedia Lecture at Cambridge University, Institute of Astronomy, 7 pm.

October 25 - [Multimedia] NASA Ames Director's Colloquium, 2 pm; NASA Research Park public lecture, 7 pm.

October 26 - Temple Beth El, Soquel, CA, 7 pm.

October 30 - San Francisco State University, 411 Thornton Hall, 4 pm.

November 11 - [Multimedia] Advanced Imaging Conference, Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, 1:30 pm.

November 13 - Multimedia Lecture at Sonoma State University, What Physicists Do Colloquium, Darwin Hall 103, 4 pm.

November 17 - Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Sigma Xi and Teilhard Society Lecture, 3:15-5 pm

Please note that all multimedia lectures include high-resolution astronomical videos and visualizations.