We have no idea

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 5 June

The Theatre

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

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  • What don't we know about the Universe?

    Credit: Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson


Standard £14


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson team up to explain everything we don't know about the Universe, from cosmic rays and dark matter to time travel and the Big Bang.

About the speakers

Jorge Cham is the creator of "PHD Comics", the ongoing comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. He earned his Ph.D. in Robotics from Stanford University and was an Instructor and Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005.

Daniel Whiteson is a professor of experimental particle physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He works on high-energy physics experiments like ATLAS at CERN and CDF at Fermilab.

Jorge and Daniel's new book, We have no idea, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Artsci Week

This event is one of four this week to explore the wonderful links between art and science.

On Friday 2 June, join video gamers Steve McNeil and Rob Sedgebeer for a fun night of debugging in WiFi Wars Debug IV: A new bug.

On Tuesday 6 June, join us for Cultures combined: Art and science, a discussion of Art-Science collaborations featuring Chiara Ambrosio.

On Friday 9 June, join Alex Evans for the Myth gap as he argues that raw data is not enough and that today's world needs more stories.

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