Sorry about the slow posting this week. It has been rather a busy time the last several days, with all sorts of deadlines and other things taking up lots of time. This includes things like being part of a shooting of a new TV show, writing and giving a midterm to my graduate electromagnetism class, preparing a bunch of documents for my own once-every-3-years evaluation (almost forgot to do that one until the last day!), and so on and so forth.
Well, the other thing I forgot to do is announce that I’ll be doing the local Sunday Assembly sermon (for want of a better word) this coming Sunday. I’ve just taken a step aside from writing it to tell you about it. You’ll have maybe heard of Sunday Assembly since it has been featured a lot in the news as a secular alternative (or supplement) to a Sunday Church gathering, in many cities around the world (more here). Instead of a sermon they have someone come along and talk about a topic, and they cover a lot of interesting topics. They sound like a great bunch of people to hang out with, and I strongly approve of the fact that they all go and hang out at the Cat and Fiddle afterwards, an old favourite place of mine.
So anyway, the web page with the details of the event is here. I’ll be talking about Cosmology, and will probably touch upon the big news story of earlier this year at the end, and try to put it all in perspective. The title of my talk is “Even the Universe Has an Origin Story”. I imagine that when I made that up on the fly during the Summer the media was all the buzz with one superhero movie story or another?
Now I better get back to writing something coherent for you to hear in case you come…