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Instant Expert: Reality

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Learn from the experts at our one-day Reality masterclass

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Instant Expert: Reality

What do we actually mean by reality? A straightforward answer is that it means everything that appears to our five senses – everything that we can see, smell, touch and so forth. Yet this answer ignores such problematic entities as electrons, austerity and the number 5, which we cannot sense but which are very real. It also ignores phantom limbs and illusory smells. Both can appear vividly real, but we would like to say that these are not part of reality.

Think even deeper and many other questions arise: Can we explain reality purely in terms of matter and energy? Is matter real? Is everything made of numbers? How does consciousness fit in? and how do we know reality even exists?

If you think your brain can handle it, join six experts on a mind-melting trip through some of the biggest questions in science of reality.

Whether you're a scientist, a student or simply a fascinated human being, Instant Expert: Reality offers the chance to learn directly from the experts at our one-day masterclass.

Speakers:

  • Vlatko Vedral, Professor of Quantum Information Science at the University of Oxford
  • Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex
  • Gustav Kuhn, Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths University London
  • Plus three more amazing speakers still to be announced
  • You will be guided through the day by a New Scientist host, Valerie Jamieson

Benefits of attending:

  • Become an expert in one day
  • Informal set-up, meet like minded people
  • Open your mind, be inspired
  • Unique chance to ask your burning questions to our experts

What's included in your ticket:

  • In-depth and engaging talks from six leading physicists
  • Ask-an-expert Question Time session
  • Your chance to meet our six speakers and New Scientist host
  • Sandwich lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Exclusive Instant Expert certificate
  • Exclusive on-the-day New Scientist subscription deal, book and merchandise offers

Booking information:

The event will be held in Congress Hall, Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS.
Doors will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp. The event will finish at 5pm.
We require the name of each person attending - please ensure this is provided at the time of booking. If you need to change the name of an attendee, please notify us as soon as possible: live@newscientist.com
Eventbrite will email you your ticket(s) immediately after purchase. Please remember to bring your ticket(s) with you as you'll need it to gain entry. We can scan tickets from a print out, or off the screen of a phone / tablet / smartwatch.
The ticket price includes a sandwich lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.
The schedule / exact running order for the day will be confirmed closer to the event, and will be emailed to all ticket holders.
Should you require details about disabled access, please contact us at: live@newscientist.com
Tickets are non-transferable to any other New Scientist event.
All tickets are non-refundable.
New Scientist reserves the right to alter the event and its line-up, or cancel the event. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all tickets will be fully refunded. New Scientist Ltd will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.
Tickets are subject to availability and are only available in advance through Eventbrite. To secure your place we recommend you book in advance, however if tickets are still available you can purchase on the door.
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