Our Universe and Others
John D. Barrow visits the Science Library with his talk "Our Universe and Others". Join us in a talk that reveals the newest observations about our universe's future fate. Soup can be bought in the cafe from 15:00.
John D. Barrow has promised a talk that reveals the newest observations in cosmology. The talk give us new insight in how cosmologists have been able to predict and
understand entire universes. We follow the discovery of expanding,
contracting, bouncing and spinning universes to inflation, the multiverse
and the newest observations about our universe's future fate.
Barrow's main research interests are in mathematical physics, with special interest in cosmology, gravitation, particle physics and associated applied mathematics. Since 1999 he is the director of the Millennium Mathematics Project which aims to improve the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and its applications amongst young people and the general public. This has born fruit with the Project's receiving the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Educational Achievement in 2005. Further to this, he has received many awards and prizes for his own research in mathematics and astronomy, including the Locker Prize for Astronomy and the 2006 Templeton Prize.
His lectures usually aimed at exploring the wider historical, philosophical and cultural ramifications of developments in mathematics, physics and astronomy. Quite unique and original: He has also delivered lectures in a perhaps unique combination of locations including 10 Downing Street, Windsor Castle, the Vatican Palace and the Venice Film festival. He is also the author of the (Italian language) Infinities, which won the Italian Premi Ubu award for the best play in Italian theatre in 2002.
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