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Multiple Universes

October 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm CEST

35,00€ – 120,00€


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Parallel Worlds in Quantum Physics, Cosmology and Imagination


with Bernard Carr, Geraldine Patrick Encina (Mapuche Descent), Ruth Kastner, Tim Maudlin, Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz (Otomi-Toltec), Paul Tappenden and Jean François Vézina

Chaired by Shantena Augusto Sabbadini

Pari Center Online Series

October 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17, 23 – 24, 2021

9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST  |  18:00 CEST

Two hour sessions every Saturdays and Sundays


All sessions are live; recordings will be available for any sessions you are unable to attend.

Is the universe we live in unique? What lies beyond the boundaries of the universe we see? Was the process that we believe gave birth to our universe – the Big Bang –a singular event or are universes bubbling up all the time? Do we exist in different worlds and live parallel lives?

Such notions would have seemed outrageous a few decades ago: surprisingly, as evidence begins to converge from different directions, they are close to becoming scientific orthodoxy.

The Nobel laureate Murray Gell-Mann described a key motive in the evolution of scientific thought as “jettisoning excess baggage”. Ideas that were previously accepted as absolute truth (e.g. the idea that the Earth sits at the center of the cosmos) were later seen to be relative and simply a consequence of our particular perspective. Are we today on the edge of another such radical enlargement of our perspective by abandoning the notion of a single universe?

In this online course we will explore the idea of multiple universes (and multiple realities, multiple selves) in science, film, science fiction, indigenous wisdom, etc.

Program of Event

Saturday October 2
The Multiverse and the Limits of Science
with Bernard Carr

Sunday October 3
Dendritic Quantum Mechanics
with Paul Tappenden

Saturday October 9
Multiple Universes in Mesoamerican Cultures

with Geraldine Patrick Encina (Mapuche Descent) and Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz (Otomi-Toltec)

Sunday October 10
May The Force Be Between Us Exploring our MultiVerse with the help of Star Wars and Others

with Jean-Francois Vezina

Saturday October 16
Discovering Multiple Possibilities in Quantum Theory
with Ruth Kastner

Sunday October 17
Science, Philosophy, Evidence, Explanation and Fine-Tuning

with Tim Maudlin

Saturday October 23
Is the Multiverse in the Mind or is the Mind in the Multiverse?
with Bernard Carr

Sunday October 24
Multiple Universes: Closing Session
with Bernard Carr, Geraldine Patrick Encina, Ruth Kastner, Tim Maudlin, Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz, Paul Tappenden, Jean-Francois Vezina


All sessions – Full Price €120, Member’s Discount €108: All 8 live sessions or recording if you miss a session.

4/8 sessions – Full Price €70, Member’s Discount €63: Choose any 4 live sessions or recording if you miss the event. After you have purchased this option, you will receive a form by email to choose the events you wish to attend.

One session – Full Price €18, Member’s Discount €16.20: By purchasing one session, you will have access to any one session and recording. Tickets for individual sessions are available on the event page for that session.

Solidarity All Sessions – €60: All 8 live sessions or recording if you miss a session. Please feel free to use this solidarity rate if you are under financial stress. The membership discount does not apply to this package.

Solidarity  4/8 Sessions – €35: Choose any 4 live sessions, or recording if you miss a session. After you have purchased this option, you will receive a form by email to choose the events you wish to attend. Please feel free to use this solidarity rate if you are under financial stress. The membership discount does not apply to this package.

General Information 

All sessions will last for approximately 2 hours, and will be held over zoom.us. The session structure may vary from speaker to speaker, but in general participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and in some cases there will be breakaway discussion groups.

Each session will be hosted by a member of the Pari Center Team, to ensure that the call is running smoothly and assist anyone experiencing technical problems.

During the presentations, we ask participants to turn off their microphone to ensure better quality audio. For this reason, the host may mute a participant’s audio. This is not to silence a participant’s voice, but to ensure an overall good audio quality. If a participant would like to ask a question or make a contribution to the discussion, they can use the ‘raise your hand’ tool in the chat, and then are welcome to turn on their microphone.

We invite all participants to turn on their video camera, as we believe that seeing everyone creates an inclusive educational environment. However, if any participant is uncomfortable, they are free to turn off the camera.

All sessions will be recorded. The recordings will not include the possible breakout-room discussions, but only the speaker’s presentation, follow-up discussions and Q&A. If a participant does not feel comfortable being recorded, we invite that participant to turn off their video and audio throughout the session. These recordings are available to anyone who has purchased a ticket for an attended session, or for a session they have paid for but were unable to attend.


October 23, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
35,00€ – 120,00€
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