University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

E=MC2: Light, Time and Human Perceptions

Why does time seem to fly sometimes and at others, drag on forever? What is the speed of light? What is the biography of light and time? These leading authors will discuss these and other topics that will help you understand our current dimension and how light and time intersect to create a sense of reality.

Alan Burdick

Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker and a frequent contributor to Elements, the magazine’s science-and-tech blog. Burdick's writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, GQ, Discover, Best American Science and Nature Writing and elsewhere....

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Bruce Watson

Bruce Watson was a frequent contributor to Smithsonian. He wrote more than 40 feature articles on subjects ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His articles have also appeared in Nautilus, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003....

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Why Time Flies
Alan Burdick
Biography & Autobiography
Simon and Schuster
January 2017
ISBN 9781416540274
320 pages
$28.00, INSTOCK
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“[Why Time Flies] captures us. Because it opens up a well of fascinating queries and gives us a glimpse of what has become an ever more deepening mystery for humans: the nature of time. More/less

Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
Bruce Watson
Science / Medicine / Technology
ISBN 9781620405598
Hardcover, 304 pages
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Light begins at Stonehenge, where crowds cheer a solstice sunrise. After sampling myths explaining First Light, the story moves on to early philosophers' queries, then through the centuries, from Buddhist temples to Biblical scripture, when light was the soul of the divine. More/less

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