Mass

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 13 June

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Supermassive black holes live in the centre of most galaxies.

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Price

Standard £14

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Everything around us is made of ‘stuff’, or matter. But what is it, exactly? Jim Baggott will explore our changing understanding of the nature of matter, from the ancient Greeks to the development of quantum field theory and the discovery of the Higgs boson.

About the speakers

Jim Bagott is an award-winning science writer. He trained as a scientist, completing a doctorate in chemical physics at the University of Oxford in the early 80s, before embarking on post-doctoral research studies at Oxford and at Stanford University in California.

Jim's new book, Mass, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

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