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Instant Expert: The Biggest Questions in Physics

Instant Expert: The Biggest Questions in Physics
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14 Sep 2019 10am - 5pm

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Royal Armouries

Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT

Presented by New Scientist magazine.

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, photograph black holes and glimpse planets orbiting stars several light years away.

Yet such advances have raised other profound questions. Why is 95 per cent of the cosmos invisible to us? What exactly is this dark matter and dark energy? What happens inside black holes? What are the prospects for life elsewhere in the universe? Could our universe really be one of many that exists in a multiverse?

At this event, six expert speakers will guide you 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:

  • Cosmology
  • Relativity
  • Black holes
  • Dark matter
  • Dark energy
  • Particle astrophysics
  • Life on other planets
  • The multiverse
  • Gravitational waves

Speakers:

  • Ruth Gregory – professor of physics at Durham University
  • Catherine Walsh – astrochemist at the University of Leeds
  • Neil Spooner – professor of particle physics and astrophysics at University of Sheffield
  • Richard Bower – professor of physics at Durham University
  • Tega Edo - gravitational wave physicist at the University of Sheffield
  • Clare Burrage - associate professor in the school of physics and astronomy at University of Nottingham

 Who should attend?

Anyone interested in the 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.

What's included in your ticket:

  • In-depth and engaging talks from six leading physicists
  • Ask-an-expert Big Physics Question Time session
  • Your chance to meet our six speakers and host
  • Buffet 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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Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

The event will be held in Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT

Doors will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp.The event will finish at 5pm.

We require the name of each person attending - please ensure this is provided at the time of booking. If you need to change the name of an attendee, please notify us as soon as possible: live@newscientist.com

Eventbrite will email you your ticket(s) immediately after purchase. Please remember to bring your ticket(s) with you as you'll need it to gain entry. We can scan tickets from a print out, or off the screen of a phone / tablet / smartwatch.

The ticket price includes a buffet lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.

The schedule / exact running order for the day will be confirmed closer to the event, and will be emailed to all ticket holders.

Should you require details about disabled access, please contact us at: live@newscientist.com

Tickets are non-transferable to any other New Scientist event.

All tickets are non-refundable.

New Scientist reserves the right to alter the event and its line-up, or cancel the event. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all tickets will be fully refunded. New Scientist Ltd will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.

Tickets are subject to availability and are only available in advance through Eventbrite.

A limited number of discounted early bird tickets (£99) and student tickets (£79) have been made available, saving £20 and £50 respectively on the full ticket price of £119.

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