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SeaDream II Transatlantic Voyage Features Guest Speaker

February 10, 2015 by adannunzio

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SeaDream II Transatlantic Voyage Features Guest Speaker, Bill Lee

Reserve your stateroom aboard SeaDream II Voyage #21517 sailing this April 19 – May 1, 2015 and enjoy learning about physics with every day analogies.

Bill Lee has a BS and MS in physics from York University in Toronto, Canada, and he is currently completing his thesis to defend his Ph.D.  A high energy computer training professional with a unique ability to explain complex technical concepts using every day analogies, Bill provides thought provoking and amusing demonstrations.  His passions are science, technology, inspiring people, and having fun.

Bill’s career includes 22 years within the IBM software development lab before establishing his e-Innovations Inc., a Canadian company specializing in blended learning solutions where traditional stand-up lecture based teaching is combined with computer assisted self-educating segments.

His onboard Lecture Titles include:

What Time is It?: Nobody Really Knows
Does time have a beginning or end?  Why do we perceive time in only the forward direction?  Is time travel possible?  Take an exciting journey with Bill Lee to learn how leading physicists are trying to explain time.

What the Higgs!: Why All the Fuss and What is the Big Deal?
The recent Higgs discovery was predicated over 40 years ago.  It is a great scientific accomplishment when a mathematical prediction is proven with observable experimental results.  However, most physicists are secretly hoping the experiments will not match the predictions.  Learn why this scientific discovery is sensational and how wrong experimental results are even more exciting.

Einstein’s Biggest Blunder
Physics requires an observable event and re-creatable experiments.  What happens when elegant mathematical proofs predict events that can never be observed?  Should the mathematicians be collaborating with philosophers or physicists?  Learn about the wild liberties and assumptions made by physicists today and Albert Einstein’s biggest blunder.

Hollywood Science Fiction
Back to the Future, Star Wars, Star Trek, Fringe, and The Big Bang Theory.  Bill Lee will poke into the science fiction, fact, or fantasy seen on popular movies and TV shows.

Top 10 Stephen Hawking Fun Facts
Bill Lee will discuss the books from Stephen Hawking that everyone likes to buy but no one actually reads condensed and simplified, including ten fun facts from the books explained and his predictions of the strange observable behaviors in science and physics.

The Big Bang

What actually banged?  How did it bang?  Will it bang again or will there be big squish?  Bill Lee will explain the 13.8 billion year history of the universe in 45 minutes

NOTE:

This transatlantic voyage sails from Bridgetown, Barbados to Malaga, Spain with one stop in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Fares starting at $3,299 per person +. (subject to change)