September PubSci: Physics Special

Symmetry, singularities & string theory

On Tuesday 18th September we will have PubSci regular Dr. John Hamilton guiding us on a tour of why physicists always bang on about symmetry, and how it fits in to theoretical physics.

A simulated event in the CMS detector, a collision in which a micro black hole may be created.

You may have encountered John if you’ve been to PubSci  before, he’s the one who has clearly explained the answers to really interesting questions like “what are the LHC and the Higgs Boson all about?” and “what does it mean if neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light?”

John will be talking mainly about symmetry, touching on singularities and string theory (and why it’s probably wrong) along with all sorts of exciting concepts that we’ve heard about thanks to the enthusiastic outpourings of Prof. Brian Cox.

In short, it’ll be an evening of really complicated science made really interesting and understandable. Plus beer.

So why not join us at the Brixton Ritzy Upstairs Bar from 18:45ish for food, drink and a chat, ready for an 19:45ish start?

Oh yes, and as always it’s free!

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2 responses to “September PubSci: Physics Special

  1. Was planning to do a bit of a tour of why physicists always bang on about symmetry, and how it fits in to theoretical physics. Happy to detour into other areas as required!

  2. For people who missed this one, here’s a layman’s review:

    http://palaeosam.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/quantum-physics-in-the-pub/

    As ever, happy to amend if my understanding of the content is misrepresentative of the content. I’m coming to Ada Lovelace day so that will be the 3rd PubSci I’ll have blogged about afterwards. I should add a category for them.

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