When: 28th January 2014, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
£: This event is free and no tickets are required to attend. Doors open at 6pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
What is it?
Enjoy an evening lecture at The Royal Society on 28th January. This Michael Faraday Lecture by Professor Frank Close OBE, University of Oxford, discusses The asymmetric Universe.
Modern scientific theory describes a perfectly symmetrical Universe. A Universe in which matter is destroyed within an instant of its appearance and where nothing we now know could ever have happened. Human life itself seems to be lopsided, as the spherical embryo is transformed into a highly structured being with its internal organs mirrored asymmetrically. This talk explores the profound role of asymmetry in nature, and the role of its agent – the Higgs Boson – in creating a Universe fit for life.
The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. Professor Frank Close OBE was presented the award for his excellence in science communication.
More info: royalsociety.org/events