Big Bang - the history of the universe in 60 minutes
Simon Singh, author of "Fermat's Last Theorem" and "The
Code Book", talks
about his latest book, "Big Bang", a history of cosmology. As
explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is, Simon will recount how
theory emerged and tell the story of the brilliant and eccentric
who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging
cosmos. He will also look at the astronomical evidence in favour of a
Bang moment of creation and discuss why today's cosmologists remain
confident that the Big Bang theory is an accurate description of the
and evolution of the universe. The lecture is likely to include Led
Zeppelin, the Teletubbies and an electrified gherkin.
"Probably the best lecture I have ever heard. A brilliant
performance. You will see why Singh went on to perform his lectures in
London's West End! Do not miss this one. The Led Zeplin section alone is
worth 10 times the price of admission and will draw a standing ovation". -
David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy
N.B. Unfortunately the lecture is not being
recorded for copyright reasons and so will not be available online.
Tickets can be collected at Astronomy Ireland, Unit 75
Butterly Business Park, Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5.