YQI/Franke Nontechnical Talk - Ben Okri

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Alternative Realities for the Living - Quantum Physics & Fiction

Join us for the 11th talk of Yale Quantum Institute series of nontechnical talks aiming to bring a new regard to quantum physics and STEM by having experts cast new light on often-overlooked aspects of scientific work. 

The acclaimed Nigerian Poet and Novelist Ben Okri, one of the foremost postmodern authors, is joining us to talk about his newest book “Prayer For The Living”, which includes the Quantum Physics Murder Mystery “Alternative Realities are True”. During this event, Ben will read this short story, share how quantum physics came muddy the water of this British police investigation, and answer the audience questions about his extensive body of work.

This talk, co-sponsored by The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, is open to all and will be accessible to students, researchers, the wider university public and the New Haven Community.

Order Ben Okri’s newest book: Prayer for the Living on Bookshop.orgAkashic, or Amazon.

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