Gerard ‘t Hooft: Human Expansion into Outer Space?
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE DARK UNIVERSE Gerard t' Hooft: Human Expansion into Outer Space? 22 February 2013 – De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- Human presence in the universe is now a fact, although we can hardly speak of a physical human presence. Man-made robots have sniffed at all the planets in our Solar System, and even moons and dwarf planets have been visited, or our emissaries are under way. What can we expect from these developments in the future? Will there be extended colonies, or will there be robot villages? Will we be able to extend our voyages to nearby stars? Gerard ‘t Hooft shares his vision on these issues. Gerard ’t Hooft (NL) is a Dutch theoretical physicist and professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He was joint winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics (with Martinus J. G. Veltman) for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions.