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Royal Society of New Zealand, in association with the Auckland Writers Festival, presents
Professor Jim Al-Khalili
Paradox - the nine greatest enigmas in science
Wellington | 6pm Tuesday 20 May | Paramount Theatre | 25 Courtenay Place
Throughout history, science has tried to find answers to the most puzzling of questions - is the Universe infinite? Do we have free will? Is it possible to travel back in time? In trying to answer these big questions the scientist is frequently confronted by a logically impossible situation. But exploring and resolving these perceived paradoxes is a way of deepening our scientific understanding. In this lecture Jim Al-Khalili selects some of his favourite scientific paradoxes that will baffle, delight and enlighten, from Schrödinger’s famous cat in the box that is dead and alive at the same time to why the sky gets dark at night.
Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of theoretical physics, writer, broadcaster and winner of numerous awards including the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for science communication. He has hosted several BBC productions about science and lectures widely in the UK and around the world.
Tickets for this talk cost $15 General Admission ($10 for members of the Royal Society of New Zealand/ Students).
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