22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Jeff Forshaw: Our Quantum Universe

Jeff Forshaw is professor of theoretical particle physics at the University of Manchester. He has been awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal for “outstanding contributions to theoretical physics” and the Kelvin Medal for “outstanding and sustained contributions to public engagement within physics”. He is co-author of three best-selling popular science books with Professor Brian Cox.

Talk: Our Quantum Universe

The rules describing how the basic constituent of matter move around are astonishing and bizarre – they would even have us imagine that one particle can be in two places at the same time. In his talk, Jeff will try to make sense of all this and provide an introduction to what quantum physics is all about. He’ll also discuss the latest developments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and the quest for a unified theory of everything.


Saturday 2019