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Win a copy of Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger 's hit book, Alien Earths!
"Lisa's breezy narrative style invites you to experience with her the challenges and joys of being a scientist on the frontier of discovery." ―Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History "Horizon-expanding... [Kaltenegger] has something of Sagan’s knack for eliciting wonder." ―The Times Riveting and timely, a look at the research that is transforming our understanding of the cosmos in the quest to discover whether we are alone. For thousands of years, humans have wondered whether we're alone in the cosmos. Now, for the first time, we have the technology to investigate. But once you look for life elsewhere, you realize it is not so simple. How do you find it over cosmic distances? What actually is life? As founding director of Cornell University's Carl Sagan Institute, astrophysicist Lisa Kaltenegger has built a team of tenacious scientists from many disciplines to create a specialized toolkit to find life on faraway worlds. In Alien Earths, she demonstrates how we can use our homeworld as a Rosetta Stone, creatively analyzing Earth's history and its astonishing biosphere to inform this search. With infectious enthusiasm, she takes us on an eye-opening journey to the most unusual exoplanets that have shaken our worldview - planets covered in oceans of lava, lonely wanderers lost in space, and others with more than one sun in their sky! And the best contenders for Alien Earths. We also see the imagined worlds of science fiction and how close they come to reality. With the James Webb Space Telescope and Dr. Kaltenegger’s pioneering work, she shows that we live in an incredible new epoch of exploration. As our witty and knowledgeable tour guide, Dr. Kaltenegger shows how we discover not merely new continents, like the explorers of old, but whole new worlds circling other stars and how we could spot life there. Worlds from where aliens may even be gazing back at us. What if we're not alone? (Prize form will be electronic book or Kindle version) Entry Methods: * Win a copy of Alien Earths, by Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger * Subscribe to my channel on YouTube! * Follow me on Twitter! - DrBrianKeating * Follow & Rate The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast on Apple Devices * Watch, 👍 and comment on my INTERVIEW WITH LISA * Follow & rate my podcast on Spotify - spoti.fi/3vpfXok
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Win a copy of Avi Loeb's hit book, INTERSTELLAR!
“The world's leading alien hunter” —New York Times Magazine 👽 From acclaimed Harvard astrophysicist and bestselling author of Extraterrestrial comes a mind-expanding new book explaining why becoming an interstellar species is imperative for humanity’s survival and detailing a game plan for how we can settle among the stars. In the New York Times bestseller Extraterrestrial, Avi Loeb, the longest serving Chair of Harvard’s Astronomy Department, presented a theory that shook the scientific community: our solar system, Loeb claimed, had likely been visited by a piece of advanced alien technology from a distant star. This provocative and persuasive argument opened millions of minds internationally to the vast possibilities of our universe and the existence of intelligent life beyond Earth. But a crucial question remained: now that we are aware of the existence of extraterrestrial life, what do we do next? How do we prepare ourselves for interaction with interstellar extraterrestrial civilization? How can our species become interstellar? Now Loeb tackles these questions in a revelatory, powerful call to arms that reimagines the idea of contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. Dismantling our science-fiction fueled visions of a human and alien life encounter, Interstellar provides a realistic and practical blueprint for how such an interaction might actually occur, resetting our cultural understanding and expectation of what it means to identify an extraterrestrial object. From awe-inspiring searches for extraterrestrial technology, to the heated debate of the existence of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, Loeb provides a thrilling, front-row view of the monumental progress in science and technology currently preparing us for contact. He also lays out the profound implications of becoming—or not becoming—interstellar; in an urgent, eloquent appeal for more proactive engagement with the world beyond ours, he powerfully contends why we must seek out other life forms, and in the process, choose who and what we are within the universe. Combining cutting edge science, physics, and philosophy, Interstellar revolutionizes the approach to our search for extraterrestrial life and our preparation for its discovery. In this eye-opening, necessary look at our future, Avi Loeb artfully and expertly raises some of the most important questions facing us as humans, and proves, once again, that scientific curiosity is the key to our survival. Entry Methods: * Win a SIGNED copy of INTERSTELLAR, by Avi Loeb * Subscribe to my channel on YouTube! * Follow me on Twitter! - DrBrianKeating * Follow & Rate The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast on Apple Devices * Watch, 👍 and comment on my INTERVIEW WITH Avi * Follow & rate my podcast on Spotify - spoti.fi/3vpfXok
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Win a FREE copy of Galileo Galileis Dialogue!
ONE OF THE GREATEAT SCIENTISTS REVEALS HIS UNIQUE WORLDVIEW! In The Dialogue, Galileo Galilei - With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, the world radically shifted...on a fulcrum extending to the heavens, leveraged by one of the greatest intellectuals in human history! Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the sun. Its influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake’s translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J. L. Heilbron. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the sun. Its influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake’s translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J. L. Heilbron. *** WINNER MUST HAVE POSTAL ADDRESS IN THE USA ONLY*** Entry Methods: * Win a copy of Galileo’s Dialogue! * Subscribe to my YouTube Channel! * Watch my “Deconstructing the Dialogue” and leave a comment and 👍! * Follow me on Twitter! * Like us on Facebook! * Follow me on Medium * Subscribe to and review The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast * Watch my TEDx talk and leave a comment and 👍 * Leave an honest review Losing the Nobel Prize (if you've read it) * Follow me on Instagram! * Watch My Prager University video: * Watch my PragerU "Book Club" conversation about the Dialogue
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Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess, Profs Sara Seager, Janna Levin & Wendy Freedman
Watch me, David Spergel, Janna Levin, Sara Seager, Wendy Freedman, & Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 30th birthday🎉! 🎥 WATCH THE RECORDING HERE 🎥 It was an all-star (get it??) party featuring observations of Hubble's 'greatest hits', courtesy of Wyoming Stargazing Association! Plus we debated the greatest mysteries in the Universe including: * What is the nature of Dark Matter? * ✦ How did the Universe begin? * ✦ How will it end? * ✦ Is there life beyond earth? * ✦ What is the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy? * ✦ What is causing the Hubble Tension and how will it be resolved? THERE'S STILL TIME TO WIN: 1. Janna Levin's new book Black Hole Survival Guide 2. Sara Seager's new book: The Smallest Lights in the Universe 3. A Signed copy of Riess et al (1998): Observational Evidence from Supernovae for an Accelerating Universe and a Cosmological Constant 4. A signed copy of Freedman et al (2001):Final Results from the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to measure the Hubble Constant. 5. A signed copy of my book, Losing the Nobel Prize The livestream will be hosted on Brian Keating's YouTube Channel GIVEAWAYS LIMITED TO U.S. POSTAL ADDRESSES ONLY Entry Methods: * November 10, 2020: FREE Virtual Stargazing with Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess, Profs Sara Seager, Janna Levin & Wendy Freedman! * Subscribe to my channel on YouTube! * Subscribe to my podcast! * Follow me on Twitter! * Follow Sara on Twitter! * Follow David on Twitter! * Follow Janna on Twitter! * Watch my YouTube video with Adam! * Watch my YouTube video with Sara! * Watch my YouTube video with Janna! * Subscribe to Wyoming Stargazing's channel on YouTube! * Watch my YouTube video! * Follow me on Instagram! * Follow Janna on Instagram! * Like Losing the Nobel Prize on Facebook! * Watch the recording of the Livestream and leave a comment: * Leave a review of The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast
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Win a copy of Frank Wilczek's FUNDAMENTALS: 10 Keys to Reality!
One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, we come to see our reality in a new way--bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before. Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilczek investigates the ideas that form our understanding of the universe: time, space, matter, energy, complexity, and complementarity. He excavates the history of fundamental science, exploring what we know and how we know it, while journeying to the horizons of the scientific world to give us a glimpse of what we may soon discover. Brilliant, lucid, and accessible, this celebration of human ingenuity and imagination will expand your world and your mind. *** WINNER MUST HAVE POSTAL ADDRESS IN THE USA ONLY*** Entry Methods: * Win a copy of Frank Wilczek's FUNDAMENTALS! * Subscribe to my YouTube Channel! * Watch my interview with Frank and leave a comment and 👍! * Watch this video with Frank and Deepak Chopra and leave a comment and 👍 ! * Watch this video and leave a comment and 👍 ! * Follow me on Twitter! * Like us on Facebook! * Follow me on Medium * Subscribe to and review The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast * Watch my YouTube video! * Leave an honest review Losing the Nobel Prize (if you've read it) * Follow me on Instagram!
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Sir Roger Penrose on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast: Slides
See below for the download link for the slides and more ways to learn about Sir Roger's work! Entry Methods: * Sir Roger Penrose on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast: Slides #giveaway #win * Download the slides * Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, just click here 👉 * Subscribe to The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast * Follow me on Twitter! * Like us on Facebook! * Follow me on Instagram! * Watch my YouTube interview with Sir Roger! * Watch my YouTube video of Sir Roger! * Here is the link to the video: hit the notification bell!
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Win a SIGNED copy of Sean Carroll's From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
"An accessible and engaging exploration of the mysteries of time." -Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe "Sean Carroll's From Eternity to Here provides a wonderfully accessible account of some of the most profound mysteries of modern physics. While you may not agree with all his conclusions, you will find the discussion fascinating, and taken to much deeper levels than is normal in a work of popular science." -Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford, author of The Road to Reality and The EMperor's New Mind Twenty years ago, Stephen Hawking tried to explain time by understanding the Big Bang. Now, Sean Carroll says we need to be more ambitious. One of the leading theoretical physicists of his generation, Carroll delivers a dazzling and paradigm-shifting theory of time's arrow that embraces subjects from entropy to quantum mechanics to time travel to information theory and the meaning of life. From Eternity to Here is no less than the next step toward understanding how we came to exist, and a fantastically approachable read that will appeal to a broad audience of armchair physicists, and anyone who ponders the nature of our world. Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. His research focuses on fundamental issues in quantum mechanics, gravitation, statistical mechanics, and cosmology. He has wide-ranging interests, including in philosophy, complexity theory, and information. Carroll is an active science communicator, and has been blogging regularly since 2004. His textbook "Spacetime and Geometry" has been adopted by a number of universities for their graduate courses in general relativity. He is a frequent public speaker, and has appeared on TV shows such as The Colbert Report and Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. He has produced a set of lectures for The Teaching Company on dark matter and dark energy, and another on the nature of time. He has served as a science consultant for films such as Thor and TRON: Legacy, as well as for TV shows such as Fringe and Bones. *** CONTEST OPEN TO USA AND APO POSTAL ADDRESSES ONLY*** Entry Methods: * Win a SIGNED copy of Sean Carroll's FROM ETERNITY TO HERE! * Subscribe to my channel on YouTube! * Subscribe to Sean's channel on YouTube! * Watch my TEDx Talk and leave a comment and 👍! * Visit Sean's Blog * Watch my YouTube video and leave a comment and 👍 !! * Watch this video and leave a comment and 👍 ! * Watch this video and leave a comment and 👍 ! * Watch my YouTube video and leave a comment and 👍 ! * Follow me on Twitter! * Like us on Facebook! - HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/LOSINGTHENOBELPRIZE * Read and comment on my blog post about Sean * Write an honest review of Losing the Nobel Prize * Subscribe toThe INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast * Leave a review of The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast
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Adam Frank Webinar & Giveaway: Light of the Stars
ONE OF THE BEST SCIENTIST-WRITERS IN THE UNIVERSE TALKS ABOUT ALIEN SIGNS! REGISTER FOR THE FREE WEBINAR LINK BY SIGNING UP! The search for life in the Universe is undergoing a profound renewal. Thanks to the discovery of thousands of planets orbiting other stars, the introduction of new observing technologies, and increased support from both public and private sectors, a new science of searching for “techno-signatures” is emerging. In this talk Dr. Frank will unpack this frontier area, discussing what counts as a techno-signature; how to be systematic in thinking about exo-civilizations and their evolution; what techno-signatures can tell us about our own future. He believes that within the next few decades we will likely have actual data relevant to the question life, perhaps even the intelligent kind, in the Universe. Dr. Adam Frank is a leading expert on the final stages in the evolution for stars like the Sun, but his current work also focuses on life in the universe. His research group at the University of Rochester has developed advanced supercomputer tools for studying how stars form and how planets evolve. His most recent book is Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, which won the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science. He has written two other books, The Constant Fire: Beyond the Religion and Science Debate, and About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang. He is the co-founder of the blog 13.8 on BigThink.com and an on-air commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has contributed pieces to the New York Times, NBC, The Washington Post and elsewhere, and served as the science consultant for Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Frank’s work in public outreach was recently honored via the American Physical Society’s 2020 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award. The lecture is co-sponsored by Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination Past lectures in the series can be found on at https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1 *** WINNER MUST HAVE POSTAL ADDRESS IN THE USA ONLY*** Entry Methods: * Win a copy of Adam Frank's Light of the Stars! * Subscribe to my YouTube Channel! * Watch my “Deconstructing the Dialogue” and leave a comment and 👍! * Follow me on Twitter! * Follow Adam on Twitter! * Follow me on Medium * Subscribe to and review The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast * Watch Adam TEDx talk and leave a comment and 👍 * Watch * Follow me on Instagram! * Watch My Prager University video: * Watch my PragerU "Book Club" conversation about the Dialogue