'The Phantoms of Time and Light'

Edith Davis Eve Chapel

Gary Weisel, professor of physics, will present “The Phantoms of Time and Light” on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel.

From Isaac Newton, to Albert Einstein, to recent speculation about parallel universes, physicists and astronomers have developed ever-more-strange ideas about light and time. Such ideas often serve as jumping-off points for writers and filmmakers. But the work of artists like Maria Romasco Moore demonstrates that what goes on inside the human mind and memory is weirder than anything found in scientific research.

The event is part of Penn State Altoona's Common Read program, highlighting and exploring themes featured in this year’s Common Read selection “Ghostographs" by Maria Romasco Moore.

Common Read is sponsored by Penn State Altoona’s Division of Arts and Humanities. More information and a listing of events will be posted on the Common Read website as it becomes available. Read more about Maria Romasco Moore on the author's website.