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The Quantum Universe – Star Lecture from Professor Jeff Forshaw

For any of you who are interested in Physics, you’ll know of TV/Music/Science star Professor Brian Cox, but did you know that he wrote his most recent book with Professor Jeff Forshaw?

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We are proud to announce the latest in our STAR Lecture series, a Physics lecture from Prof Jeff Forshaw for students in Year 12 and 13 on Wednesday 16th October 12.15 – 2.30pm at the University of Manchester. 

Jeff Forshaw is a particle physicist who has published over a hundred research papers and written several books, including two best-selling science books co-authored with Professor Brian Cox. He recently won the Institute of Physics’ Kelvin Medal for his work explaining science to non-experts.  In this lecture for A-level students, Jeff will look at quantum physics. Underpinning most of modern physics; quantum physics describes a very strange and counter-intuitive world, where tiny particles act as if they are in several places at the same time. This lecture will present the crazy rules that control the behaviour of a quantum particle and show how they impact upon questions about the world around us, including the recent discovery of the Higgs particle at CERN. To book places on this event please complete the online booking form which you can find here:  http://wpdatabase.manchester.ac.uk/event/?id=428