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Black Holes, Bio-Domes & Rain

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Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2638 North Vancouver

170 3rd Street West

North Vancouver, BC V7M 1E8

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WE'RE LIKE TED TALKS, BUT WITH BEER - and space donuts! 3 speakers give 15-minute talks with audience Q&A afterward.

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Astronomy & physics fans get ready to learn how quantum cryptography relates to black holes and if you're an environmental science fan or you just like breathing air, you'll enjoy hearing about some of the science behind climate change and how we interact with the air we breathe. We have a third awesome speaker still to be announced!

We'll have interactive question & answer periods after each talk, so come prepared with your questions and meet other nerds & the speakers on breaks. And of course, we'll have black hole space donuts!

Bio-Domes & Environmental Science

Kurtis Baute - Scientist, Inventor & YouTuber

Kurtis sealed himself in a DIY Bio-dome (a tiny, air-tight greenhouse), filled with several hundred plants - to show people how we interact with the air we breathe and to explain some of the science around climate change. A "don't-try-this-at-home" experiment, it trended on Twitter and made BBC news - all while he was inside, trying to stay calm to conserve air. It did NOT go as planned.

On his YouTube channel, Kurtis makes videos about science and the environment. Kurtis thinks that in order to take on big issues like climate change the world needs to be more science literate, so he does things like seal himself in a DIY biodome to talk about how we interact with the atmosphere, measure the earth with just his bike and two sticks, or how he went zero waste in 90 days!

Click here to see our fav video, where Kurtis schools us on the History of The Universe, from the Big Bang to present day using 13,799 dominoes. It's insane!

Quantum Cryptography & Black Holes

Alex May - PhD student, UBC Physics

Alex is a PhD candidate who studies physics at UBC, where he is a part of the Bulk Reconstruction Inc. office. Alex aims to help answer some of the big questions about the universe: what happened at or before the big bang? Is spacetime built from something else? What happens when you fall inside of a black hole?

These and other questions may one day be answered by a theory of quantum gravity, a theory that would unify distant areas of physics. Alex will tell us about his work in quantum cryptography and a surprising link to the physics of black holes, a connection that hints at some of the basic and bizarre features of this one-day theory of quantum gravity.

While not thinking, talking, or reading about physics, Alex enjoys cruising in his 89 Honda and listening to audio cassette tapes.

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Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2638 North Vancouver

170 3rd Street West

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