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UC San Diego Portable Planetarium

July 18 – July 20, 2019 | 9:30 am – 7:30 p.m. and July 21, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Omni Hotel Grand Ballroom
The UC San Diego Division of Physical Sciences (@UCSDPhySci) is also sponsoring an exhibit at Future Tech Live! Check out a portable planetarium as part of Comic Con’s technology showcase. Inflated like a bounce house, this dome will showcase a variety of space-themed high-quality projections.

Time Travel in the Quantum Realm

July 20, 2019 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Room 25ABC
Wondering whether time travel could ever be more than just science fiction? The Fleet Science Center hosts this conversation with writer and co-producer of Avengers: Endgame Christopher Markus and UC San Diego physics professors Elizabeth Simmons, Eric Michelsen and Kim Griest.

The Year in Space and Beyond

July 20, 2019 | 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Room 25ABC
Physics Professor Brian Keating, CASS researcher Andrew Friedman and Professor Shelley Wright chat about the discoveries that made news this year. Everyone saw the first photo of a black hole, but so much else happened in the realm of cosmology. Moderated by Stuart Volkow of the Ax Center for Experimental Cosmology (@ucsdcosmology). 

San Diego 2049: World Building the Future at UC San Diego

July 21, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Shelley Streeby, professor and author of Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism and science fiction writer/journalist Annalee Newitz will be joined by two teams of UC San Diego graduate students who used science fiction world-building techniques to imagine the future of the San Diego border region (and the world beyond). Moderated by Patrick Coleman of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination (@imagineUCSD). Featured students include Tyler Farnan, Courtney Geigle, Nathan Vieland, Jeanelle Horcasitas, Olivia Quintanilla and Jonathan Walton. 

The League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers: More Science in Your Fiction

July 21, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Nicholas Galitzki is a cosmologist / edge of the universe explorer working on the new Simons Observatory (@SimonsObs). Ben Frable is a marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography managing vast collections of sea life. Angela Zoumplis is an extremophile explorer, also at Scripps. They join other scientists and engineers to talk about how science fiction pushes the boundaries of their fields.



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