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We Have No Idea: Pi Day Special Edition

Celebrate all the unknowns of the universe with Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson, and a profusion of pies to try!

On the most mathematically magical day of the year—Pi Day/3-14—we'll gather in a science-themed clubhouse to explore the universe's greatest unknowns.

This exploratory evening features 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.

No scientific knowledge required, just a sense of curiosity, a sense of humor, and room in your stomach! Because no Pi Day celebration would be complete without a taste of pie, there will be an experimental π buffet featuring a variety of inspired desserts by artist and former Four & Twenty Blackbirds baker, Sarah Dahlinger. A Pi Recitation Contest will follow the presentation, and the attendee with the best memory will be eligible for prizes!

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

  • $25 General Admission.
  • $50 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.
  • A Pi Day pie tasting is included with the price of your ticket. Pie is first come, first served while the π pie supply lasts!
  • A cash bar and food is available for purchase on site. See menus here.
  • 21+ only, please bring I.D.


Email Larissa Hayden at larissa.hayden@atlasobscura.com.

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