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Science for free: Hear a Nobel laureate talk about the possibility of other universes

By Jaz Joyner
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Imagine: there may be an alternate universe in which a New York City doesn't exist! We shudder at the very thought of it. But come October 28, you'll find out just how likely such a place may be during Many Worlds, a free discussion about the existence of a multiverse; a word so mind-blowing, auto correct won't even accept it.

This isn't your run-of-the-mill, uninformed, friendly chat. Many Worlds is the first in the Scientific Controversies series, which aims to promote honest debate about big science topics like time, black holes and, of course, the possibility that our universe may just be one of many. Many Worlds will feature three of the most well-versed minds on the subject of the universe: physicist Max Tegmark of MIT, Nobel Laureate and MIT professor of Physics Frank Wilczek, and Janna Levin, author of How the Universe Got Its Spots. The discussion will take place at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn at 7:30pm and is free and open to the public, though be sure to RSVP.

So far NYC is one of a kind but who knows what else is out there? Prepare to feel very, very small. 

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