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ticket   Royal Institution: What's eating the Universe?
Tue 21 Sep 2021 at 19:00 to 20:30  
Where:
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Invites To:
Basingstoke Friends, Cardiff IVC Friends & Social, Edinburgh Socialives, Exeter IVC, Halifax & Huddersfield IVC, London IVC, Merseyside IVC, Norwich & Norfolk IVC, Sheffield IVC, Simply Social IVC, Basingstoke IVC Science Hub, Nottingham IVC

Basingstoke IVC Science and Climate Group invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "What's eating the Universe?"

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link: 

https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2021/september/public-whats-eating-the-universe

The RI will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.

SUMMARY:
Scientists now understand the history of our universe better than the history of our own planet, but they continue to uncover startling new riddles.

In this electrifying talk, award-winning physicist Paul Davies will guide us through the puzzles and paradoxes that have preoccupied cosmologists from ancient Greece to the present day.

Laying bare the audacious research that has led us to mind-bending solutions, Davies will reveal how we might begin to approach the greatest outstanding enigmas of all.

Copies of Paul Davies's latest book 'What's eating the Universe?' are available from amazon and all good bookshops.

SPEAKER:
Paul Davies 
is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling science author. He has published about 30 books and hundreds of research papers and review articles across a range of scientific fields. He is also well-known as a media personality and science populariser in several countries. His research interests have focused mainly on quantum gravity, early universe cosmology, the theory of quantum black holes and the nature of time. He has also made important contributions to the field of astrobiology, and was an early advocate of the theory that life on Earth may have originated on Mars.

For several years he has also been running a major cancer research project, and developed a new theory of cancer based on tracing its deep evolutionary origins. Among his many awards are the 1995 Templeton Prize, the Faraday Prize from The Royal Society, the Kelvin Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics, the Robinson Cosmology Prize and the Bicentenary Medal of Chile. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in the 2007 Queen's birthday honours list and the asteroid 6870 Pauldavies is named after him. 

Hosted By:
The Royal Institution (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science & Climate Group)