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Lunch Hour Lecture: Think Universe! Science and the accidental story of Humanity in Paradise

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 14 January 2020

abstract image representing the Universe

We explore the amazing scientific discoveries on the nature and development of the Universe.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Emma Hart

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre
Darwin Building
Gower St
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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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

Francisco Diego

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.