Genesis/The Big Bang: Why is there something rather than nothing?

Please join us for a Pre-Show Saturday Symposium with Professor Priyamvada Natarajan as we discuss the parallels between religion and physics!

Priyamvada Natarajan’s research in theoretical astrophysics is focused on exotica in the universe – dark matter, dark energy and black holes. She is known for her contributions to mapping dark matter in clusters of galaxies and for developing theoretical models to describe the formation, assembly and growth history of black holes in the universe. An MIT undergraduate, she did her PhD from Cambridge, where she was the first woman to be elected a fellow in Astrophysics at Trinity College. She has a strong interest in the history and philosophy of science and holds as Masters degree from MIT’s Science, Technology and Society program. Recipient of many awards and honors, she is also deeply invested in the public dissemination of science and is currently working on her first book. Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan’s website is