From atoms to stars
Press release issued: 22 January 2004
Next week sees the second of four free lunchtime public lectures at which Bristol University scientists outline their current understanding of the nature of the universe.
The talks will reveal that knowing what happens inside atoms helps our understanding of astronomy too - and physics and chemistry.
Dr Vincent Smith explores The weird world of quantum physics - a very different world from our everyday one on January 29.
On February 12, Dr Rodney Hillier introduces Relativity for beginners explaining the vital importance of Einstein.
Finally, on February 26, Dr Martin Hardcastle explores Black holes in galaxies and considers what is going on at these unimaginable distances in deep space.
These illustrated talks, organised by Bristol University's Public Programmes Office, take place on Thursdays from 12.45 to 1.45 pm at the Royal National Institute for the Blind, Activity Room Two, 10 Still House Lane, Bedminster, Bristol.
The speakers are all members of the University's Department of Physics. No pre-booking or mathematical knowledge is necessary and members of the audience are welcome to bring their sandwiches.