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Science of Uncertainty 2 - Close & Du Sautoy
Sat 4 March 2017, 14:00 – 16:30 GMT
2.00pm to 3.00pm
3.30pm to 4.30pm
What We Cannot Know
Marcus du Sautoy
Frank Close is a particle physicist, author and speaker. He is Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He was formerly vice president of the British Association for Advancement of Science, Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling Antimatter, and the winner of the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics for his "outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics." In 2013, he was awarded the Michael Faraday Prize by the Royal Society of London for "excellence in communicating science to UK audiences". In his presentation, he talks about Nothing.
Marcus Du Sautoy FRS OBE is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the Oxford University. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016. In 2001 he won the prestigious Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society awarded every two years to reward the best mathematical research made by a mathematician under 40. In 2009 he was awarded the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, the UK’s premier award for excellence in communicating science. He also received the London Mathematical Society Zeeman Medal for 2014 for promotion of mathematics to the public. He is author of numerous academic articles and books on mathematics. He addresses the Weekend on What We Cannot Know.