Are the Laws of Physics Changing?
Professor John D Barrow FRS, University of Cambridge
Astronomers have investigated whether the laws and constants of physics are the same today as they were billions of years ago. This lecture will look at what these high-precision observations have been telling us and see why many physicists believe that the laws of physics may be different elsewhere in the Universe.
Admission free but booking required at www.ria.ie.
John D Barrow is an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist and mathematician. He is currently Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He is a frequent lecturer and broadcaster to audiences of all sorts.
He has written 23 books, translated into 28 languages, which explore many of the wider historical, philosophical and cultural ramifications of developments in astronomy, physics and mathematics. He was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society in 2003 and was awarded the Faraday Medal and Prize in 2008. He is Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project.