The Science of TV’s “The Big Bang Theory”

Sunday, August 16th 2015 at 11:00 am
Sunday, August 16th 2015 at 12:30 pm

What's so hilarious about Schrodinger's cat, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, and glow-in-the-dark jellyfish? The Big Bang Theory, TV's highest-rated sitcom, features an assortment of very smart characters wisecracking about these and other real-life high-IQ concepts -- and now you'll be able to, too. Part one-man colloquium, part comedy routine, this talk by self-styled "science humorist" Dave Zobel won't make you the next Albert Einstein, but it just might show you enough of what's fun and funny about science to earn you a spot on Sheldon's couch.

Zobel has appeared as a talking head on G4 and Discovery and has penned segments for the radio shows "Stardate," "Day to Day," "Says You!," and "The Loh Down on Science." For the LA nonprofit Trash for Teaching. he designs STEM teaching kits out of rescued and repurposed manufacturer's discards. His new book, The Science of TV's The Big Bang Theory, explains a variety of science topics mentioned on that show, combining clear explanations with humor in a way that would undoubtedly appeal to even the most bobble-headed character on that show.

This lecture will be repeated at 4:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center at 1845 Park Ave. Hosted by the CFI Community of Orange County


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Students: $4
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