Party-pooping science: Why your favourite novel is probably impossible
11:30 AM, Friday 19 Apr 2019 (1 hour)
Lunch Friday 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
As readers of science fiction we may love all of the tales of faster-than-light travel, hyperspace, anti-gravity, laser guns, time travel, and other genre traditions. How many of them, however, are actually possible? Science fiction may be great for imaginative exploration of scientific ideas, but what is possible and what is almost certainly impossible? How much will science actually let our imagination down?