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Instant Expert: The Biggest Questions in Physics

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Instant Expert: The Biggest Questions in Physics

It’s an extraordinary time to be exploring the fundamental reaches of the universe. We can look back through 14 billion years of cosmic history, recreate conditions last seen shortly after the big bang and exploit the weirdness of the quantum world to create exciting new technologies.

Yet such advances have raised other profound questions. Why is there something rather than nothing? What exactly is dark matter? Where did all of the information in the universe come from? What happens inside black holes? Why does the quantum world behave so differently to our everyday experiences? What is reality?

Join six experts on a mind-expanding trip through some of the biggest questions in physics. Learn about the progress we’re making and why it’s such an exciting time to working on both theoretical and experimental physics.

Anyone interested in the big question in physics, whatever your age or background. Whether you're a scientist, a student or simply a fascinated human being, Instant Expert: The Biggest Questions in Physics offers the chance to learn directly from the experts at our one-day masterclass.


Topics covered will include:

  • Black holes
  • Dark matter
  • Cosmology and the evolution of the universe
  • Particle physics at the Large Hadron Collider
  • The boundary between the quantum and classical worlds
  • Hidden dimensions


Speakers:

  • David Berman – professor of theoretical physics at Queen Mary, University of London
  • Anne Green – professor of physics at the University of Nottingham
  • Chris Impey – professor of astronomy at Arizona State University
  • Tara Shears professor of physics at University of Liverpool
  • Vlatko Vedral professor of quantum information science at University of Oxford
  • Plus 1 more expert speakers to be announced soon
  • Hosted by Valerie Jamieson New Scientist Live Creative Director


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 you 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 host Valerie Jamieson
  • Sandwich lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Exclusive Instant Expert certificate
  • Exclusive on-the-day New Scientist subscription deal, book and merchandise offers


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  • The event will be held in the Knowledge Centre Auditorium, The Knowledge Centre, The British Library
  • Doors will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp. The event will finish at 5pm.
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  • The ticket price includes a sandwich lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.
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