Category Archives: 2006

4th December 2006 – From Big Bang to Stars and Galaxies

Dr Thomas Mohaupt from Liverpool University introduced us to the “The Big Bang” taking us back from our current Universe and where it might be heading to the first trillionth of a second after the big bang. The microwave background … Continue reading

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6th November 2006 – North Pole Migration

North Pole Migration – Why your compass points the wrong way Professor David Gubbins from Leeds University introduced us to the wandering North Pole. How and why does the North Pole wander? Why the variable direction of magnetic North in … Continue reading

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2nd October 2006 – Dark Matter and Multiple Universes

Dark Matter and Multiple Universes – Can we “string” them together? Dr Brian Cox from Manchester University and CERN will introduce us to the front line of today’s Physics. He will be examining the evidence for “Dark Matter” and “Multiple … Continue reading

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4th September 2006 – Multiple Dimensions

Multiple Dimensions – How can we even think about them? Professor Nigel Ray from Manchester University explored with us what it means to have many dimensions as many current theories of Physics seem to demand. How can you travel in … Continue reading

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7th August 2006 – Quantum Mechanics for Dummies

Professor George Lafferty from Manchester University. Incredibly, for such a complex and weird subject, Professor Lafferty was rated for “Enjoyment” by the audience at 4.8 (where 4.0 is good and 5.0 is excellent) when he introduced us to the basics … Continue reading

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3rd July 2006 – Relativity for Dummies

Professor Jeff Forshaw from Manchester University introduced us to the basics of Relativity, the observations of light on which it is based and then some of the incredibly accurate but weird stuff that it forecasts – Big Bangs, curved space-time, … Continue reading

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