Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand, 26 Oct

July 16, 2019

Did you know that babies are powered by rocket fuel? You could fit the human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Time travel is not ruled out by the laws of physics? 98% of the universe is invisible? And the most amazing picture in the history of scien …

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The Day Without a Yesterday, 3 Sep

July 16, 2019

The greatest discovery in the history of science is that there was a day without a yesterday. The Universe has not existed forever. It was born. 13.82 billion years ago, it erupted into being in a titanic fireball called the big bang. Marcus Chown expl …

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The Magicians, EdSciFest, 12 April

March 26, 2019

In 1965, Edinburgh resident Peter Higgs predicted a new fundamental particle and almost 40 years later the Higgs particle was found at the Large Hadron Collider. The central magic of science – the ability of abstract mathematical formulae to predict pr …

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The Day Without A Yesterday, 27 Feb

February 1, 2019

The greatest discovery in the history of science is that there was a day without a yesterday. The Universe has not existed forever. It was born. 13.82 billion years ago, it erupted into being in a titanic fireball called the Big Bang. I will discuss th …

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YuleFest, Blackwells, 1 December

November 14, 2018

I’ll be giving a talk at 2.30pm about my new book, Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand (which really should be called 50 Bonkers Things About the Universe!). Other authors too will be talking at Blackwell, Oxford’s YuleFest. Sounds like it’s going to be …

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