Posted: Wednesday, 10 July 2013 6:47AM

Tickets on Sale for Noble Conference

ST. PETER (TEC News) - Many people around the world have questions about the Universe. The Noble Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College will provide information that can answer some or all of those questions. The 49th Annual event will be held Oct. 1-2. Tickets are currently on sale for $115 for reserved main floor and $70 for general admission. Reserve your tickets online at

The schedule for the two-day event is as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 1:

 * 9:30 a.m. / Academic Procession and Opening Ceremony
 * 10 a.m. / Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 * 1 p.m. / Tara Shears, Professor of Physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow at CERN, University of Liverpool
 * 3 p.m. / Alex Filippenko, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
 * 6:30 p.m. / Samuel Ting, Thomas Dolby Cabot Institute Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, Oct. 2:

 * 10 a.m. / George Smoot, Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley; Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Professor of Physics, Paris Diderot University, France
 * 1 p.m. / Lawrence Krauss, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the Origins Project, Arizona State University
 * 3 p.m. / George Coyne, McDevitt Chair of Religious Philosophy, Le Moyne College; former director of the Vatican Observatory and head of the observatory’s research group based at the University of Arizona
 * 7:30 p.m. / James Gates Jr., John S. Toll Professor and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory, University of Maryland