Science Pub Portland: The Death of the Universe

MAY 30, 2019 | 7-9PM

We still have tickets available for tonight's lecture! We hope to see you soon!


We Need to Talk About the Death of the Universe

With Paul M. Sutter, PhD, Professor of Astrophysics at Ohio State University

May 30, 2019 | Doors Open @ 5PM 

Please note: OMSI's restaurant Theory will NOT be open for this event. this Science Pub is on a Thursday and is in addition to the regular May event.


$5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 suggested donation at the door. Tickets will be available online or at the OMSI front desk until 2pm the day of the event; see below for details.


We live in a changing universe. That seems simple to say, but it hides a hideous truth: our cosmos has a finite age, and it will eventually die. We need to talk about dark matter. We need to talk about dark energy. We need to talk about the big bang. We need to talk about expansion. We need to talk about star formation. We need to talk about the inevitable heat death of our universe. We need to talk.


An astrophysicist, author, speaker, producer, and on-air host everywhere from podcasts to TV, Paul strives to bring science to new audiences. By breaking down formidable concepts, emphasizing the human and artistic aspects of the scientific process, and making science accessible with his characteristic conversational, humorous approach, Paul is the one and only Agent to the Stars! An established scientist, Paul has authored over 60 academic papers on topics ranging from the earliest moments of the Big Bang, to the emptiest places in the universe, to novel methods for detecting the first stars. He received his PhD in Physics in 2011 as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, and prior to his current position he held research fellowships in Paris and Italy. He has given over 100 seminars, colloquia, and conference talks at institutions around the world.


OMSI Science Pub at the Empirical Theater is a ticketed event. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase until 2:00pm the day of the event. Please show your ticket at the theater entrance upon arrival.


If the event sells out, we will update the website and Facebook listings accordingly. If the event does not sell out in advance, attendance will be first-come, first-served at the door and at-the-door admission will remain a suggested donation.

Science Pub OMSI is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone – no scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email:


Sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks and beverages are available from the Empirical Café. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. Parking is free for the event. Doors open at 5pm.


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