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RI: The Dark Universe

RI: The Dark Universe

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we have a new talk from the Royal Institution by a Nobel Prize winner and a leading cosmologist Adam Riess. Other speakers include Lucie Green — a space scientist based at UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics, Risa Wechsler — an astrophysicist and a professor at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and […]

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RI: What a Wonderful World

RI: What a Wonderful World

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this presentation Marcus Chown, an award-winning writer and broadcaster and  a former a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, will attempt to answer such fascinating questions as why babies are powered by rocket fuel, why slime moulds have 13 sexes, and why 98% of the Universe is invisible. The talk is […]

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RI: Why is Life the Way it is?

RI: Why is Life the Way it is?

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the hardest questions in science is, of course, “why?”. And out of many great “why” questions to ask, one of the most fascinating one is “why is life on Earth the way it is?”. In this presentation Nick Lane, an evolutionary biochemist in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, […]

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Kate Lancaster: The Extreme World of Lasers

Kate Lancaster: The Extreme World of Lasers

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lasers, besides being a weapon of choice of every self-respecting sci-fi villain, can be used in loads of useful applications. In this recent talk from the Royal Institution, Kate Lancaster has a thorough look in some of these applications, including but not limited to miniature particle accelerators, fusion reactors, miniature astrophysical condition labs, modern medical […]

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RI: Four Dimensional Maths

RI: Four Dimensional Maths

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this recent talk from the Royal Institution, Matt Parker, comedian and mathematician, shows how four-dimensional shapes appear a 3D world. Matt Parker was an Australian school teacher before he moved to London where he works as a stand-up comedian and a maths communicator. He writes books, appears on radio programmes and TV shows, contributes to newspapers, […]

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RI: Dark Matter’s Not Enough

RI: Dark Matter’s Not Enough

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The universe seems to be, for the most part, governed by rules that we can understand with some effort. However, there are exceptions, such as the elusive dark matter and dark energy. According to Andrew Pontzen, lecturer at UCL, the strangest thing in the universe is not dark energy or dark matter, but, rather, that our cosmos […]

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Mysteries of Matter at the LHC

Mysteries of Matter at the LHC

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two years ago the elusive Higgs Boson was finally detected by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Now, when the detection has been confirmed many times and the prizes have been awarded, we can look back and ponder about the role that the Higgs plays in the Standard Model. In this video Dr Pippa Wells, who was the Inner […]

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Black Hole Firewalls: Sean Carroll and Jennifer Ouellette

Black Hole Firewalls: Sean Carroll and Jennifer Ouellette

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this presentation an author and a cosmologist Sean Carroll and a science writer Jennifer Ouellette will discuss the fascinating topic of black holes and the mind-boggling firewall paradox. To understand the complicated physics of black holes, we have to go back to the history of physics and find out how the idea of a […]

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