6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 19 January
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We all know that life is full of paradoxes, even if we find it hard to say what one actually is! Our models of the world, as captured by theoretical physics, also contain many paradoxes. Join Felix Flicker to explore how embracing paradoxical riddles, illusions and koans can help update and illuminate our understanding of the world.
This event is particularly suitable for ages 12+.
Felix Flicker is the Astor Fellow of Physics at New College, Oxford. His research concerns the application of geometry and topology (the study of shapes) to the quantum mechanics of materials. He previously held a Lindemann Trust Fellowship of the English Speaking Union, which sent him to the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his PhD at the University of Bristol under the supervision of Jasper van Wezel at the University of Amsterdam. Felix has previously spoken at Royal Institution Masterclasses events.
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The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm.
Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.
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