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The big bang, black holes, dark energy and dark matter are all offspring of Einstein's theory of relativity. Join six leading experts in our one-day masterclass to learn just how much Einstein revolutionised our view of the cosmos.
Hosted by acclaimed author Michael Brooks, discover how Einstein's insights – and even his biggest blunder – have revealed our universe's extraordinary past, presence and future.
What to expect:
It's 100 years since Einstein first presented his general theory of relativity and utterly transformed our understanding of the universe. Einstein overturned centuries of thinking about gravity by revealing how it arises from the curvature of space and time. Yet general relativity has had far greater consequences. It has revealed that our universe has been expanding from a hot dense state called the big bang. It has changed our understanding of space and time. And it predicts that the universe is an extreme place, containing black holes and possibly wormholes.
Using Einstein's insights, today's cosmologists have come to realise that most of the universe is missing in the form of mysterious dark matter and dark energy.
While we have made great progress, we still have plenty of unfinished business with the cosmos. How does the dark universe shape our cosmic destiny? What is really happening near black holes? Are we any closer to discovering the ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein? Why is relativity not the final answer?
Join our speakers on a highly engaging journey into Einstein's universe and prepare to expand your mind.
Topics covered will include:
- Einstein's general theory of relativity
- The big bang and cosmic history
- Dark matter and dark energy
- Black holes
- Gravitational waves
- Theory of everything
Who should attend:
Whether you're a scientist, student or are only casually interested in cosmology, Instant Expert: Einstein's Universe offers the chance to learn directly from the experts in this fascinating field with our one-day masterclass.
- You are curious about astronomy and cosmology and want a step-by-step guide without mathematics
- Popular articles have whetted your appetite, yet you have struggled to understand physics textbooks
- You want to learn about the frontiers of research from scientists at the coalface
What’s included in your ticket:
Date: Saturday 23 May 2015
Times: 10am - 5pm (doors at 9:15am)
Location: Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
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