Thursday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. CT
Through an exploration of science, spirituality, and the quest for meaning, physicist Chris Ferrie, Ph.D., will examine the intricacies of quantum physics, theosophy, and the human desire for connectedness.
Drawing parallels between physicalism and theosophy, Ferrie confronts what he views as the dangers of oversimplification and the pursuit of universal truths. Carl Sagan's poetic assertion that we are made of "star stuff" serves as an inspiration, highlighting our cosmic heritage and interconnectedness with the universe.
According to Ferrie, by appreciating the power of information and the role of replicators in preserving complexity, we uncover life's ultimate purpose: to perpetuate information and challenge the relentless march of decay. As unique manifestations of cosmic complexity, we have the choice and responsibility to shape the future through our actions, embracing our cosmic legacy and contributing to the grand tapestry of time.
Chris Ferrie, Ph.D. is a Canadian physicist, mathematician, researcher, and children's book author. Ferrie studied at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, where he earned a BS.c. in mathematical physics, a Masters in applied mathematics, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics on Theory and Applications of Probability in Quantum Mechanics from the Institute for Quantum Computing and University of Waterloo. From 2013 to 2014 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Quantum Information and Control of the University of New Mexico. From 2015 to 2017 he was a postdoctoral research associate, and since 2017 he has been working as a senior lecturer at the Centre for Engineer Quantum Systems of the University of Technology Sydney.
This program will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, and our website on Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. CT.