Beyond weird

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 20 June

The Theatre

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Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Quantum physics has a reputation as one of the most obscure and impenetrable subjects in science. Philip Ball will talk about what quantum theory really means – and what it doesn’t – and how its counterintuitive principles create the world we experience.

About the speaker

Philip Ball is a freelance science writer. He worked previously at Nature for over 20 years, first as an editor for physical sciences (for which his brief extended from biochemistry to quantum physics and materials science) and then as a Consultant Editor. His writings on science for the popular press have covered topical issues ranging from cosmology to the future of molecular biology.

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

Book signing

Copies of Philip's book, Beyond Weird, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Filming

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