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Lateral Events is delighted that American Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Professor Kip Thorne has accepted an invitation to travel to Australia to lead an eminent panel discussion delving into how scientific advances will change how humans and how the world humans live in will change forever.

Kip Thorne will discuss the area of his Nobel Prize work: the past, present and future of gravitational wave research and multi-messenger astronomy, their remarkable technology, and their future impact on human understanding of the universe in which humans live.

Prof Kip Thorne is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. A long-time friend of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, he was one of the leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

As the world lurches towards an era of alternative facts, it is imperative for individuals to have a critical understanding of many emerging technologies, innovations and scientific endeavours that will determine what is likely to happen next; from the way businesses will run, the way humans live their personal lives, to the way humans get about, communicate, combat pandemics or save the planet.

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