The standard model and general relativity may come and go, but few physicists believe experiments will ever topple the laws of thermodynamics. Why have you never seen a perpetual motion device? Why are scientists yet to cool anything down to absolute zero? And why can't we produce something from nothing? These are all thanks to the laws of thermodynamics—the rules of the game—and they apply to everything from grand theories of the cosmos to your sock drawer. Find out all about it from Columbia Astronomy Graduate Student Munier Salem on August 24th at Pupin Hall.
Lecture: 8:00-8:30 PM
Telescope Observation: 8:30-10:00 PM
Astrophotography Slideshow: 8:30-10:00 PM
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