Hmmm. I might do that. It turns out my Mother's birthday is on the 20th and so I will be in the Valley. Also, there will be an interesting lecture others may be interested in: See http://beyond.asu.edu/beyondlecture.html http://clas.asu.edu/newsevents/publicevents/beyond/beyondtickets.aspx BEYOND Annual Lecture The BEYOND Annual Lecture This high-profile event, open to the public, challenges one of the world’s leading intellectuals to think beyond the confines of their specialism, and to offer new insights into science, philosophy or futurology. The 2007 BEYOND lecture will be Confronting the future: Some Challenges and opportunities in Science Today by physicist and Nobel Prizewinner Murray Gell-Mannat 7:30 PM, March 20, 2007 in the Evelyn Smith Theatre. This lecture is free and open to the public, however due to limited space, reservations are required. To reserve seating please go to http://clas.asu.edu/newsevents/publicevents/beyond/beyondtickets.aspx or call 480-965-3240. Download a flyer to post or just to remind yourself. About Gell-Mann Murray Gell-Mann is one of the leading intellectuals of our time. He is arguably the world’s most distinguished theoretical physicist and a renowned polymath. Gell-Mann is famous for identifying the fundamental building blocks of nuclear matter – the so-called quarks that make up most of the mass of atoms – for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1969. He entered Yale University at age 15, and went on to make a series of stunning discoveries in subatomic particle physics, first at the University of Chicago, then Caltech. Following a brilliant career in theoretical physics, he helped establish the Santa Fe Institute, a world center for the study of complex systems. His book, From Quarks to Jaguars, charts the breathtaking scope of his vision and his deep understanding of art, literature, world languages and ornithology. Gell-Mann’s penetrating insight and encyclopedic knowledge have earned him the reputation of genius. Murray Gell-Mann is a consummate story-teller and incisive commentator on science, politics, human folly and human destiny. His multi-faceted, non-technical address will provide a rare opportunity to share in the profound wisdom of this extraordinarily creative scientist. Murray Gell-Mann is a Distinguished Fellow of the Santa Fe Institute, and author of the popular science book, The Quark and the Jaguar, Adventures in the Simple and the Complex Jeff Hopkins wrote: >Announcement: > >********************************************* >Desert West Community Center >6501 West Virginia >Phoenix, Arizona >(602) 496-3700/495-3711 > >PRESENTATION > >STARS >by >Jeff Hopkins >Hopkins Phoenix Observatory > >Tuesday, 20 March 2007 >10:30 AM MST > > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.