Genesis: The ultimate origin story

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 25 March

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

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  • The star-forming nebula W51, one of many things in the Universe

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Event description

What happened in the first few moments of our Universe's existence? Today, scientists armed with giant telescopes and powerful particle accelerators, are probing the outer reaches of matter and the cosmos. But their impulse to explain our origins is the same as the one that drove the ancients.

In this talk CERN physicist and best-selling author Guido Tonelli sets out 'to do justice to the great origin story that modern science gives us'.

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About the speakers

Guido Tonelli is an Italian particle physicist. He is one of the main protagonists in the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider. He is a professor of General Physics at the University of Pisa (Italy) and a CERN visiting scientist.

His latest book 'Genesis: The Ultimate Origin Story' is available from Amazon and all good reatilers.


The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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