Wonders of the Universe

Wonders of the Universe

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by: Science & the City

 

In Wonders of the Universe, Professor Brian Cox’s latest book and the basis for his new Science series, Cox uses evidence found in the natural world to explain its underlying simplicity. His work shows us how the vast and unfathomable phenomena of deep space can be explained, and even experienced. Traveling to the deserts of Namibia, Professor Cox demonstrates how the universe will always become more disordered and, ultimately, there will be no stars, planets or galaxies left in the cosmos. He journeys to a deserted prison in Rio to explain how the chemical elements were made in the hearts of stars. He shows us how the water of the Victoria Falls in Zambia behaves like light does around a black hole. The physical laws that describe the behavior of light, gravity, time, matter and energy here on Earth are the same as those in the farthest reaches of the Universe.

Using his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that if we can understand the impact of these governing laws on Earth it will bring us a step closer to an understanding of our Universe.

A reception and book sale/signing will follow Professor Cox's presentation.

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Speaker

Brian Cox, PhD

University of Manchester

Brian Cox is a leading particle physicist and professor at the University of Manchester, as well as a researcher on one of the most ambitious experiments on Earth, the ATLAS experiment on the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. A Royal Society research fellow, Professor Cox was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010. He is the author of Why Does E=MC² and is well known as presenter of the television series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe. He was also the keyboard player in the UK pop band D:Ream in the 1990s.

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