Skeptics in the pub are going online!
Come and join the Basingstoke Friends IVC and our Cafe Sci sub-group members listening to this online talk hosted by Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub. This first online talk will be delivered by the well known TV science presenter and physicist Jim Al-Khalili on “The World According To Physics”.
Please feel free to pass this information on to club members, colleagues, friends and family members who might be interested.
We will also have our online conference room available on Zoom from 6.45pm for anyone that wants to talk about the subject during and after the event. The chat room will be available until around half an hour after the SiTP event ends for local Q&A Chat. We will have all microphones muted during the talk … but you will be able to use the online text chat facility while the talk is on.
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The first free online talk is Jim Al-Khalili – The World According to Physics, hosted by Portsmouth Skeptics.
Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp
New to Twitch?
We anticipate that Twitch may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answers any questions you may have.
A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337
You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk, only if you want to take part in the chat.
About the talk:
Where does theoretical physics stand at the end of the second decade of the 21st century? Are we finally approaching the end of physics, when the rich tapestry of the universe will be revealed to us and we will finally understand the true nature of reality? If we are honest then we must admit that, while what we do know is dazzlingly impressive, there is much we have yet to grasp, from the nature of space and time to the meaning quantum mechanics. This whistle-stop tour of modern physics is an appraisal of what we know and what we have yet to figure out.
About the speaker:
Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS is a quantum physicist, author and broadcaster and one of the best-known science communicators in Britain. He holds a Distinguished Chair in Physics at the University of Surrey where he teaches and conducts his research. He received a PhD in nuclear theory in 1989 and has since published over 100 research papers. He has written twelve books on popular science, between them translated into over twenty-six languages, as well as his first novel. He is a regular presenter of TV science documentaries and the long-running Radio 4 programme, The Life Scientific. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Faraday medal, the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal and the Stephen Hawking Medal. His latest book, on which this talk is based, is The World According to Physics, published by Princeton University Press.
About Skeptics in the Pub – Online:
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focussing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.
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