Greene, Susskind, 't Hooft, oh my! Scientists from all over the world convene in New York this weekend, talking about all kinds of scintillating stuff: the mathematical universe, parallel universes, music and spontaneity, and (my favorite) the holographic principle. Plus the festival Street Fair in Washington Square Park on Sunday, which is free and open to the public.
I'm reading The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos to prepare. See you there!