Royal Institution Public Talk - Charting the evolution of the Universe

Royal Institution Public Talk - Charting the evolution of the Universe

Thursday 29th June 2023 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS

Unravelling the mysteries and origins of the Universe remains one of the biggest questions in physics. Drawing upon decades of research and observation, the scientific consensus based on current evidence supports the theory of a single Big Bang event that led to the formation of the universe as we observe it today.

While alternative evolutionary models such as bouncing and cyclic universes are undoubtedly intriguing, they lack the observational support and experimental validation that the Big Bang theory enjoys.

Join renowned cosmologist Brian Keating on an intellectual and scientific journey to explore cutting-edge research, current theories, and ongoing efforts to unlock the secrets of the universe. From the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation to the universe’s large-scale structure to the relative abundance of light elements, the Big Bang theory remains unquestioned.

Please note that this has already taken place on 29/06/2023

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