June 27, 2003 Guests
Guest : Dr. Paul Davies (Physicist)
Dr. Paul Davies is a physicist specializing in the black hole and the origin of the universe and currently is a professor of Natural Philosophy at the Macquarie University, Australia. He has written over 20 scientific books up till today and has been participating actively as a science commentator. His research and writing activities are highly respected and he has received many awards, such as the Royal Society's prestigious Michael Faraday Award.
Lately, Dr. Paul Davies has been showing interest in astrobiology, and the origin of life became the topic of conversation with the director. They both talked about what they had in mind regarding the theory of origin from Mars and the theory of origin from Comet Halley, for the wonders of "How life was formed on the planet earth."
On the occasion of touring the museum, he was impressed that a research facility, where research of the latest technology is conducted, is located inside an open space such as a science museum.
Also, he inspected the original project, "Exploration of Time" Exhibition which is currently going on, and eagerly viewed each exhibit one by one.
Main works that are translated in Japanese include; "How to Build a Time Machine," "The Last Three Minutes" and "Are We Alone?" (Soshisha)