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Cosmic Shadows, Other Worlds and a Fifth Dimension

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Arlie Petters Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Duke University; Benjamin Powell Professor of Mathematics and a Professor of Physics and Economics, will present the fifteenth lecture in the series, "Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of our World and Beyond."

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Shadow and illumination patterns are all around us. Similar patterns are also cast throughout the universe by the gravitational fields of stars and galaxies. Arlie's talk will unveil how these cosmic shadows carry clues about the existence of extrasolar planets and a possible fifth dimension.

About the Series:

Scientists and engineers are often perceived as living intellectual lives that are mysterious — simultaneously wondrous and arcane. The Brown University Presidential Colloquium Series, Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond, showcases profoundly creative and accomplished scholars who not only tackle some of the biggest “Big Questions” there are, but also skillfully communicate their inner visions to broad audiences. Like last year, this year’s Thinking Out Loud Presidential Colloquium Speakers consider a wide range of urgent, pervasive questions. Why is speech so rare and what's it got to do with genes? If you can compute it to see it, can you be it? Is arthritis really a life sentence? Can understanding then tiniest splicers lead to better health? Please join us to hear these very special minds Think Out Loud.

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This event is free and open to the public. The auditorium will open at 3:30 PM for seating. Guests are asked to arrive to the auditorium no later than 3:50 PM. At 3:50 PM pre-registered guests are no longer guaranteed seating and all available seats will be open to general admission. If you have questions about the event, or to request special services, accomodations, or assistance for this event, please University Event and Conference Services at universityevents@brown.edu as far in advance of the event as possible.

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