Lateral Events is delighted that American Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Professor Kip Thorne has accepted an invitation to travel to Australia to lead an eminent panel discussion delving into how scientific advances will change how we live our lives and how the world we live in will change forever.
Kip Thorne will discuss the area of his Nobel Prize work: the past, present and future of gravitational wave research and multi-messenger astronomy, their remarkable technology, and their future impact on human understanding of the universe in which we live.
Joining Kip Thorne will be Australian astronomer Professor Alan Duffy and co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning British comedian, Robin Ince.
Prof Kip Thorne is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. A long-time friend of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, he was one of the leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
As the world lurches towards an era of alternative facts, it is imperative for us to have a critical understanding of many emerging technologies, innovations and scientific endeavours that will determine what’s likely to happen NEXT; from the way businesses will run, the way we live our personal lives, to the way we get about, communicate, combat pandemics or save the planet.