Monday, November 21, 2011 7:00 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
Physics on the Fringe: smoke rings, circlons, and alternative
theories of EVERYTHING.‘Challenging our concept of what science is; how it works; and who it is for, outsider physicist Jim Carter discusses with science writer Margaret Wertheim his own theory of matter, energy, and gravity.’
Margaret Wertheim is a science writer and the author ofbooks on the cultural history of physics, including Pythagoras’ Trousers, a history of the relationship between physics and religion in Western culture, and The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet. Wertheim is currently a contributor to theNew York Times and Los Angeles Times.
Jim Carter has spent the past fifty years developing his own alternative “theory of the everything.” Jim’s radically new “circlon synchronicity” based theory offers us a complete description of the universe that substitutes for the relativity theories, quantum mechanics and the BigBang. When he is not doing physics, Jim has spent much of his life working as a gold miner and abalone diver, and inventing inflatable devices for lifting sunken boats