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About this event

Web site
royalsociety.org/e…
When
28 Jan 2014
Where
London, United Kingdom
Organiser
The Royal Society
Contact address
United Kingdom
Tel
020 7451 2573
E-mail
events@royalsociety.org…

Lecture/talk

The asymmetric Universe

Royal Society Michael Faraday prize lecture by Professor Frank Close OBE

Modern scientific theory describes a perfectly symmetrical Universe. A Universe in which matter is destroyed within an instant of its appearance and where nothing we now know could ever have happened. Human life itself seems to be lopsided, as the spherical embryo is transformed into a highly structured being with its internal organs mirrored asymmetrically. This talk explores the profound role of asymmetry in nature, and the role of its agent - the Higgs Boson - in creating a Universe fit for life.