The Mind of the Universe

Public Lectures/Teacher Workshops

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The Mind of the Universe is an ambitious project originally developed under a Science in Society Fellowship from the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council granted to Dr Francisco Diego.

It consists of public/school lectures and teacher workshops/resources embracing topics like Origin and development of the Universe, the mystery behind the nature of the dark universe, the formation of stars and planets, space exploration and the possibility of alien life.

The project has a robust team of science advisors and strong links to UK educational organizations like the British Science Association, Institute of Physics, the Royal Institution, the Royal Astronomical Society and the Association for Science Education


 '. . . and the Universe begins to ring and resound

 It is no longer human voices

 It is planets and suns revolving in their orbits'

 (Gustav Mahler on his 8th Symphony)


The Mind of the Universe is a legacy of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, which celebrated 400 years of telescope astronomy and the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.


Under the shadow of the moon Nature comes to a silent standstill.

For a brief eternity, cosmic and human eyes embrace in an experience

where our ancestral fears, deep feelings and science are all unified

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Super Moon over Tower Bridge, London 19th March, 2011

                                          Page last modified on 19th July 2013