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Jim Al-Khalili: The World According to Physics

Jim Al-Khalili in conversation with Emma Johnston

Jim Al-Khalili’s new book, The World According to Physics, is his love letter to the subject he has spent most of his life thinking about. 

Physics is a key part of the human quest to understand the world. In this talk, he shares with us his account of what physics has achieved. Taking us on thrilling journey through the laws of the universe, he brings to life what physics reveals about the nature of reality. What is the cutting edge of what we know? What are the speculative theories that may become scientific fact in the future?

Jim Al-Khalili is renowned for his ability to make the principles and stories of science easily understandable. From the physics of the cosmos to the physics of everyday life, he will bring us up to speed – uncovering what the biggest ideas mean and why they matter. What are the discoveries that lie ahead?

Quantum mechanics is a famously confusing idea – cats in boxes that are dead and alive at the same time, atoms in two places at once and all that other business… it's a counter intuitive idea and yet it’s probably the most important theory of all of science.

Jim Al-Khalili

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Presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and supported by UNSW Science. This event is part of the UNSW x National Science Week program.

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