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Paramount Science Summit
with Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. Brian Greene and Dr. S. James Gates

Thursday, December 1, 2016 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre

<strong>Paramount Science Summit<br><small>
with Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. Brian Greene and Dr. S. James Gates</small></strong>
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Paramount Theatre presents
Science Summit "Talk Nerdy" Podcast Taping
with Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. Brian Greene and Dr. S. James Gates

Doors @ 7pm | Show @ 8pm

Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.

Please join us as Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. Brian Greene and Dr. S. James Gates; three of the nation’s most recognizable physicists, discuss our ever expanding galaxy, scientific inspiration, and innovation. All three are leading communicators of complex ideas and will guide us through an evening of scientific discovery and illumination. Speakers, moderated panel plus Q&A. VIP Ticket includes a prime seat for the show and exclusive access to the pre-show reception with complimentary drinks and a meet & greet and photos with featured speakers. Limited quantity available and will be seated on first come, first served basis.

Brian Greene is a string theorist and author of The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts. The Washington Post described him as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” Greene’s national bestseller, The Elegant Universe, which recounts the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics, transformed our understanding of the universe and introduced string theory, a concept that might be the key to a unified theory of the universe. His second book, The Fabric of the Cosmos, spent six months on The New York Times Best Sellers list and was adapted into a NOVA miniseries on PBS. Greene's latest bestseller, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, was published in January 2011. Brian Greene co-founded The World Science Festival in 2008. As the WSF Chairman, Green made it the Festival’s mission to take science out of the laboratory, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating to the general public. In 2014 Greene and the World Science Festival launched World Science U, a series of free online courses led by Greene. A Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Greene is a professor in Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University. His work has been published in Wired Magazine and The New York Times. Greene appeared as himself in a 2011 episode of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. He has been a guest on Charlie Rose, Nightline, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Colbert Report.

Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author and popularizer of science. As the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), he continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory that will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. Additionally, he predicts trends affecting business, commerce and finance based on the latest research in science. Dr. Kaku is the author of numerous international bestsellers, including his #1 bestseller, The Future of the Mind. He is an Emmy nominated commentator on Tech-TV, and also hosts his own national weekly radio program which airs in 130 cities in the US called Science Fantastic. He has written cover articles for New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, and the Sunday London Times. He has also written several op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe. He is a regular commentator on CBS This Morning. Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City Univ. of New York, graduated from Harvard University, received his Ph.D. in physics from the Univ. of Calif.

Sylvester James Gates Jr. is a physicist and physics professor. His thesis, “Symmetry Principles in Selected Problems of Field Theory,” was the first at MIT to deal with supersymmetry. Gates’ work in mathematics and theoretical physics has greatly contributed to knowledge about supersymmetry, supergravity and string theory. Working with M.T. Gisaru, M. Rocek, and W. Siegel, Gates co-authored Superspace or 1001 Lessons in Supersymmetry. He received numerous honors and awards, including being the first recipient of the Edward A. Bouchet Award. In 2009, President Barack Obama named Gates a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. In addition to his research, Gates is known for advocating the importance of education and being able to easily explain complex physics theories to a non-physics audience.

Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster. Cara currently cohosts/coproduces the Saturday morning television show "FabLab" on Fox and reports on local issues for "SoCal Connected" on KCET. She is a regular contributor to "TechKnow" on Al Jazeera America and "Real Future" on Fusion. Cara also hosts a weekly science podcast called "Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria" and cohosts the popular "Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" podcast. Previously, Cara cohosted "Brain Surgery Live" on National Geographic Channel as well as "TakePart Live" on Pivot TV (she was also a producer on the series). Before that, she was the Senior Science Correspondent for The Huffington Post and costarred in "Hacking the Planet" and "The Truth About Twisters" on The Weather Channel. Cara has made appearances on BBC America, CBS, CNN, Current TV, Fox, Fox News, G4tv, Nat Geo WILD, Science Channel, SundanceTV, and the Travel Channel. She is also a regular contributor to The Young Turks. Prior to her career in media, Cara taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students in Texas and New York. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.

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