Time may be — simultaneously! — both the most mundane and the most mysterious feature of our universe. Wonderfest and Bookshop West Portal present The New Yorker’s Alan Burdick in discussion of his new book, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation. What is time, really? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we’re bored and speed by as we get older? How do scientists measure it, and why is probability involved? How and why does time fly?
Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker; he is also a frequent contributor to Elements, the magazine's science-and-tech blog. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Discover, and Best American Science and Nature Writing. His first book, Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Overseas Press Club Award for environmental reporting. [Photo by Laura Rose]
WHAT: Why Time Flies — a mostly scientific inquiry
WHO: Alan Burdick
WHERE: Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Avenue, San Francisco [http://www.bookshopwestportal.com]
WHEN: 2017-02-09 7:00pm, Thursday, February 9, 2017
HOW: Please register for this FREE event in the space below.