Do we have free will? Is the universe compatible with God? Do we live in a computer simulation? Does the universe think?
Join theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder as she draws on the latest research in quantum mechanics, black holes, string theory and particle physics to explore what modern physics can tell us about the big questions.
In this talk, Sabine explores counterintuitive insights, and interviews with other leading scientists, to reshape your understanding of science and the limits of what we can know.
Copies of Sabine's latest book, Existential Physics: A Scientists Guide to Lifes Biggest Questions, will be available to purchase at the end of the talk.
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