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Our Universe and Others - Public Lecture by Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal

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Monday, 17 March 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

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Our Universe and Others

Monday 17 March 2014, 6pm

We are the outcome of a process taking nearly 14 billion years during which atoms, stars, planets and biospheres emerged from a hot dense 'big bang'. The details of this process are sensitive to a few important numbers -- the so-called 'constants' of physics.

In this illustrated lecture Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, will discuss the key stages in this process, and then address two questions: What would our cosmos be like if the key numbers were different? And could a huge variety of other 'universes' exist as part of physical reality, each the aftermath of a different 'big bang'? 

Ages 16+ only.

Tickets are free but must be pre-booked. 

This event is part of the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival

This public lecture has been organised to accompany an academic conference on the philosophy of cosmology, taking place at the University of Cambridge in March 2014. You can discover more about establishing the philosophy of cosmology with these articles from Plus, the free online mathematics magazine.

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Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
CB3 0WA Cambridge
United Kingdom

Monday, 17 March 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

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The Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP) is a maths education and outreach initiative for ages 3 to 19 and the general public. The MMP is a collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge, and is active nationally and internationally. Our focus is on increasing mathematical understanding, confidence and enjoyment, enriching everyone's experience of mathematics, and promoting creative and imaginative approaches to maths.

The project consists of a family of complementary programmes, including the very successful NRICH website, Plus online mathematics magazine, face-to-face work with schools and occasional public events. For more information please see our website.

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