Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Director, Silicon Flatirons Centers' Entrepreneurship Initiative
Vice president, chief strategy and operating officer of the Texas Medical Center
Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
Physicists’ understanding of the essential nature of reality as changed radically over the past quarter century. Frank Wilczek, a 2004 Nobel Prize-winner in Physics, has played a lead role in establishing the new paradigms. His new book for the general public, The Lightness of Being, explores the concepts of space as a dynamic material and matter as a subtle pattern of disturbance in that material, and points the way towards where new discoveries in fundamental physics are likely to come. Presented as part of the Seattle Science Lectures, with University Book Store. Downstairs at Town Hall, enter on Seneca Street. Tickets are $5 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, by calling 800-838-3006 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.