Lunch Hour Lecture: Think Universe! Science and the accidental story of Humanity in Paradise
14 January 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
We explore the amazing scientific discoveries on the nature and development of the Universe.
Darwin Lecture TheatreDarwin BuildingGower StLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
About the lecture:
We explore the amazing scientific discoveries on the nature and development of the Universe. A fascinating process with a very humble and simple origin, where a handful of fundamental building blocks get together following simple rules, but always driven by chaotic initial conditions and sometimes catastrophic events along inconceivable long periods of time. We learn how all life is formed by the same basic chemical structures and how the entire humankind had a common origin; that we all are part of a single human family, living in a fragile paradise. At this point, we confront the tragic contradictions created by our powerful society and feel the need of invoking and learning from ancestral wisdom and prophecies, if humanity is going to survive in the long term.
About the Speaker
Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL
Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL, vice president of the Association for Astronomy Education, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Keen populariser of natural sciences and extensive experience as a planetarium producer/presenter, lecturer, author and broadcaster.