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Los Angeles, California

We Have No Idea

Celebrate all the unknowns of the universe with Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

Join us for an exploratory evening featuring a fun, interactive presentation about everything that we DON’T know about the universe. From the origin of our cosmos, to the dark matter that surrounds us, to time travel, there are strange mysteries that abound. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson team up to explain everything that we have no idea about—featuring science and live cartooning.

To set the mood for this evening of exploration, The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, will delight us with a short sequence of star gazing puppets. One of the longest-running puppet theaters in the country, this historic theater has been enchanting people of all ages for five decades.

No scientific knowledge required, just a sense of curiosity and a sense of humor. 

About the Speakers 

Jorge Cham is the creator of the popular online comic Piled Higher and Deeper, popularly known as PHD Comics and earned his PhD in robotics at Stanford.

Daniel Whiteson is a professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine, and a fellow of the American Physical Society. He conducts research using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. 

Event Details

  • Doors open at 7:30, performance begins at 8 pm.
  • Cash bar for attendees 21 and over.
  • $20 general admission, $45 ticket includes a copy of the fully illustrated book, We Have No Idea (retail value $28). Books will also be available to purchase on site.
  • $5 parking in the Bob Baker lot (cash, exact change only) or free street parking; please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion.


Email Erin Johnson at erin@atlasobscura.com.

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