State of the Universe address 2018

Tuesday 15th May 2018 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £12.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00

Professor Michael Duff FRS, 2017 Paul Dirac Gold Medallist Institute of Physics, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics and Senior Research Investigator

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Bringing together the strands of what we know about our Universe, what we have recently discovered, how new findings fit into the standard model, what is not yet proven experimentally and what we have yet to discover.

Hear the State of the Universe address from Prof Michael Duff, a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the field of supergravity.

Prof Duff's research interests lie in trying to unify quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. His work has been instrumental in the development of string theory and M-theory.

He has won a number of awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Recipient of the 2004 Meeting Gold Medal, El Colegio Nacional, Mexico, and the 2017 Paul Dirac Gold Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, UK.

His scientific ideas have been published in newspapers and magazines such as The Independent, The Guardian and New Scientist.


Venue: SAF Building, Imperial College London

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