A Conversation with Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer Ken Liu

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Free
  • Open to the public
  • Science

In the Beginning Was the Word: The Place of Narrative in the Construction of Reality

​​​​A Conversation with Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer Ken Liu

Niels Bohr declared that physics is not about how the world is, but what we can say about the world. Does science uncover objective reality, or is it merely one narrative among many concerning human experience? What is the role of storytelling in the scientific process? What can scientists learn from story-telling? Join theoretical physicist and astrobiologist Sara Walker in conversation with science fiction writer Ken Liu for a deep and wide-ranging discussion on the nature of narrative and science.

This conversation will be in person only.

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Event contact

Jessica Strycker

Monday, November 13, 2023


6:30 pm7:30 pm (MST)


Marston Theater