December 04, 2014

An Evening with Dr. Katherine Freese, author of The Cosmic Cocktail

Thanks to those who came out for our November 25 event with Dr. Katie Freese at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

One of the world’s leading researchers into the mystery of dark matter, Katie, a professor of physics at the University of Michigan, was in town from Stockholm where she is serving a three-year position as Director of Nordita, the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Nordic countries.

Katie showed up wearing a pink boa for her lecture and book signing and made sure to inject plenty of humor in her talk about dark matter and its role in the Universe.

She also did her best to keep the heady topic to a level where most of us could keep up.


Okay, a little.

Actually, it was quite entertaining and illuminating, and generated a number of questions from the crowd, including: What are the practical applications of making these discoveries? To which she answered: You never know.

Afterward, we mingled and enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres as Katie signed some copies of her books and posed for pictures.

 katie w grp

colby at desk



cocktail slide


katie w board grp


Bob Giles w Katie and boa


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