Physics at the Library: Ben Still - How to Build a LEGO Universe
Lecture by Ben Still - a scientist working at Queen Mary, University of London (QML) and the author of the book Particle Physics Brick by Brick.
The Universe we observe around us today may seem complex but it is built from a just few rules and a small subset of building blocks. In How to Build a LEGO Universe we will attempt to cover the 14 billion year history from Big Bang to the periodic table of elements, in as much detail as possible, in 45 mins, using LEGO. Along this journey we will discuss the forces that guide and bind particles to interact and build new forms of matter.
So come and get your hands on some LEGO and build a Universe with us!
Physics at the Library = Sausages, physics and potato salad
Once a month, the Science Library and Department of Physics invite to a popular scientific lecture in the Science Library. Physics need to reach the people, and what is more "for the people" than sausages and potato salad?
"Pølser, fysikk og potetsalat" ("Sausages, physics and potato salad") is the title of a book by Otto Øgrim and Helmut Ormestad. The two physicists were pioneers in dissemination of physics on radio and TV. In our version of sausages, physics and potato salad we want you to hear lectures you haven't heard before, from research fellows fresh in the world of research or professors bringing new perspectives.