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Katie Mack - 'The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)' (online)

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In conversation with Randall Munroe, author of What If? From one of the most dynamic rising stars in astrophysics, an accessible and eye-opening look at five ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important concepts in cosmology. A wildly fun, surprisingly upbeat ride to the farthest reaches of all that we know.

The End of Everything combines deep thinking about physics and big-picture awe in the style of Carl Sagan.” —Randall Munroe, author of xkcd and What If?

Dr. Katie Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist, exploring a range of questions in cosmology, the study of the universe from beginning to end. She is currently an assistant professor of physics at North Carolina State University, where she is also a member of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster. She has been published in a number of popular publications, such as Scientific American, Slate, Sky & Telescope, Time, and Cosmos magazine, where she is a columnist.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982103545
Availability: Ships from warehouse to store in 1-5 business days
Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY * THE WASHINGTON POST * THE ECONOMIST * NEW SCIENTIST * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * THE GUARDIAN

“A thrilling tour of potential cosmic doomsdays....Mack’s infectious enthusiasm for communicating the finer points of cosmological doom elevates The End of Everything over


What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544272996
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Mariner Books - September 2nd, 2014

In the New York Times best-selling book from the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, Randall Munroe gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light?