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Fantastic numbers and where to find them: a journey to the edge of physics

Room B3 Life Sciences Building, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Thursday 19th October 2023 (18:00-19:00)

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Numbers swirling in a vortex

Fantastic numbers and where to find them: a journey to the edge of physics

Professor Tony Padilla, Professor of Physics

Click here for a recorded version of this lecture by Tony Padilla. 

Can numbers explain black holes, the holographic truth and the problem of the cosmological constant?

Join leading theoretical physicist and YouTube star Tony Padilla, as he explores the most extraordinary numbers in physics, and how they explain fundamental truths of the universe.

In this talk, you'll discover how unusually big, small and worryingly infinite numbers are the key to unlocking these mind-bending phenomena.

Copies of Tony's latest book, Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: A Cosmic Quest from Zero to Infinity, will be available to purchase at the end of the lecture.

This lecture is part of the monthly science public lecture series. These events showcase research from scientists at the University of Nottingham and are free and open to all!

Please note that for the October lecture will be held in the Life Sciences Building on University Campus, a change to the usual lecture series venue. The building is located within Building 23 (grid reference F3) on the University Campus site map.



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