7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 28 October
This event has already taken place
What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Would you be vaporised? Crushed into a point? Stretched into spaghetti? Or would you emerge at the other end to a new world – perhaps a new universe?
Join James Beacham, particle physicist at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, as he explores what happens when the fabric of reality – physical or societal – gets twisted beyond recognition, and what this means for you, now and in the future.
This is a theatre event, where the speaker and audience are together in our theatre.
This event will not be livestreamed.
At the moment we are encouraging all of our guests and staff to continue wearing a face covering if they are able to, and to maintain a social distance wherever possible. However, the decision is now at your discretion.
Thank you for being respectful of individual choices and for being considerate of everyone’s comfort and safety.
James Beacham searches for answers to the biggest open questions of physics using the largest experiment ever, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He hunts for dark matter, gravitons, quantum black holes, and dark photons as a member of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012.
In addition to his research, he is a frequent keynote speaker about science, innovation, the future of technology, and art at events and venues around the world, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Royal Institution, SXSW, and the BBC, as well as private events for companies and corporations, including KPMG, Bain, Dept Agency, and many others.
Doors to the theatre will open for at 6.30pm The event will begin at 7.00pm.
The Royal Institution is part of the Amazon Affiliate Programme and book links on this page are affiliate links, which means it won't cost you any extra but we may earn a small commission if you decide to purchase through the link. All proceeds help support the charitable work of the Ri. Affiliate disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate The Royal Institution earns from qualifying purchases.
Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.