calendar of events
- Science in History Seminar
- London PUS Seminar: Craig Cormick
- Lunchtime Lecture: Art for science's sake
- Fireworks in Ealing
- STS Seminar: Helen Curry
- London PUS Seminar: Steve Fuller
- Film Night: Jekyll and Hyde (1931)
- STS Seminar: Jack Stilgoe
- Should We Clone Neanderthals?
- 'Theatres of Science' workshop
- STS Seminar: Big Data; Big Deal
- Seminar: Sociology of Secrecy
- Will the Geek Inherit the Earth?
- Q&A PANEL: Taking Infection Seriously
- Darwin in London: Lecture
- Influence of Islam on Science: Lecture
- Panel: What Counts as Good Evidence for Policy?
- Film Night: Fantastic Voyage (1966)
- POSTPONED: Science in History Seminar: Simon Mitton
- Symposium: New History of Scienitfic Experience
- STS Seminar: David A Kirby
- STS Seminar: Andrew Balmer
- STS Seminar: Noortje Marres
- conference: Cultures of Ancient Science
- STS At AstroFest
- STS Seminar: Francesca Rochburg
- Past Imperfect Seminar
- PUS Seminar: Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
- Speak Out! Mental Health Documentary
- talk: Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
- STS Research Day
- Simon Werrett on early modern materials
- Crossing The Divides (Workshop)
- Ethical Issues in Academic Publishing
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POSTPONED: Science in History Seminar: Simon Mitton
Publication date: Jan 9, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Start: Jan 14, 2013 4:15:00 PM
Location: Garwood Lecture Theatre
14:01.2013. Unfortunately due to transport disruption caused by bad weather this seminar has been cancelled.
Why is there something rather than nothing?
Explaining the origin of structure in the universe
Dr Simon Mitten: University of Cambridge
This seminar traces the history of an intellectual puzzle: what is the origin of the large scale structure of the universe? Why are there galaxies and clusters of galaxies?
Dr Mitton’s recent book with Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Heart of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe, tells the story of mankind’s attempts to understand the cosmos from classical antiquity to the present day. He will explain how cosmology has progressed from a theological doctrine to data-driven science, and has evolved into our current model, in which normal (baryonic) matter, uniformly distributed at the time of the Big Bang, became concentrated in stars, and how dark matter and dark energy entered the picture.
Dr Mitton is in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, and is Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Science in History is an occasional seminar series jointly sponsored by UCL Physics & Astronomy and UCL Science & Technology Studies.
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