Chris Impey: How It All Ends
Chris Impey: Jak to všechno skončí
This talk explores endings from the proximate to the distant. These include existential threats of our own making, hazards in the cosmic environment, and the Sun’s death.
On longer timescales, stars will extinguish and the contents of the universe will decay and dissipate. As the eons stretch out, entropy is victorious. The final curtain comes as black holes evaporate. These endings are dictated by physics, but their inevitability is leavened by a musical accompaniment and suitably dark humor.