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The Value of Basic Physics

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18:30 – 21:00 26 Sep 2012
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Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT

Speakers: Prof Peter Kalmus OBE CPhys Hon.FInstP

Einstein did not invent the Satellite Navigation System, but without the use of both Special and General Relativity, the system would be wrong by more than 10 km per day!
Paul Dirac, pondering on relativity and quantum physics, suggested the existence of antiparticles, which some decades later are being used medically for PET scans.
Some of the many benefits of basic physics will be explored.
Tea/Coffee from 18:00. Talk begins at 18:30

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Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: Len Lewell: londonsoutheast@physics.org

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18:30 – 21:00 26 Sep 2012
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