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The Royal Institution is the home of science in the heart of London, with a packed programme of accessible science for adults, children, families and schools.
Through talks in our world famous theatre, leading scientists and cultural commentators explore the latest amazing science and the way in which it shapes our lives.

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Tuesday 26 February

Future Money: The problem with cryptocurrencies

On 22nd May 2010, software developer Laszlo Hanyecz swapped 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas, and the first documented purchase of real world goods with cryptocurrency was complete. Nine years on and numerous peaks and troughs later, our experts discuss what this means for the future of money.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Friday 01 March

Humble Pi: when maths goes wrong

Stand-up mathematician takes us on a humorous tour through what happens when maths goes wrong

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Monday 04 March

An introduction to quantum theory (short course)

Dr James Millen returns to present a six part introduction to the world of quantum theory

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm weekly

Type:

Short courses

Wednesday 06 March

The hunt for new elements: then and now

Join experts as they explore the past and present of element hunting.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Conversation Room

Type:

Talks

Thursday 07 March

The next Mega-Collider

Join our panel of physicists and engineers from CERN as they announce plans for the next gigantic particle collider.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 08 March

Mendel Medal Lecture: Argentina, BRCA and chimpanzees

Join us at the Genetics Society's Mendel Lecture to hear about the life and work of Mary-Claire King.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks