This Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel on the Le Moyne College campus, Dr. Mary-Jane Rubenstein will present a lecture entitled “Multiverse Cosmologies at the Limits of Science.” In this talk, Rubenstein will briefly introduce different models of the multiverse in order to address its central questions: How did an infinite number of inaccessible universes become a respectable scientific hypothesis? What distinguishes multiverse cosmologies from metaphysics, fiction, or mythology? And can these distinctions hold, or does the emergence of multiverse cosmologies herald a reconfiguration of the very categories of physics, philosophy, and religion?
This past February, Dr. Rubenstein released her second book, Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse (Columbia University Press, 2014). The highly acclaimed monograph explores the concept of a multiverse cosmology, linking contemporary models of the multiverse to their forerunners. In an interview with Andrew Aghapour, a writer for ReligionDispatches.org, Rubenstein discusses the inspiration behind her book, how the multiverse concept is “shaking-up” scientific and theological thought, and where her research is taking her next.
Worlds Without End will be available for purchase and signing at Tuesday’s lecture.
In a more personal interview with The Wesleyan Argus from 2010, Dr. Rubenstein discusses her relationship with books: revealing her favorites, those that influenced her life and work, and her favorite bookstores.
Read the interview here: http://wesleyanargus.com/2010/12/03/mary-jane-rubenstein-on-her-most-beloved-bookstores/