• Starts Jun 29, 6:20PM
Discourse: Charting the evolution of the Universe
The Royal Institution
Date and time
Jun 29, 6:20PM - Jun 29, 7:45PM
Meeting link will be provided closer to the event
Academia & Research
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 the cutting-edge research, current theories, and ongoing efforts to unlock the secrets of the universe. From the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, to the large-scale structure of the universe, to the relative abundance of light elements, the Big Bang theory remains unquestioned.
But new areas of research continue to develop, such as the study of dust and its contribution to astrophysical research, facilitating further understanding of the early universe and its evolution. As a leading expert in the field, Brian effortlessly navigates through the complex and fascinating science behind our universe and its conception.
- Theatre audience: £20/£15;
- Ri Members and Ri Patrons: Free,
- Livestream audience: 'pay-what-you-can'.