Skeptics' Fringe Festival
Tuesday, June 12 2012 at 7:30PM
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40 Clarence St
Andrew Pontzen and Tom Whyntie
What's the talk about?
Fresh from Tuesday's performance of "Dark Matters" (tickets at
http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/find-events/science/s3-dark-matters), a theatrical look at the nature of dark matter and science itself,
cosmologist Andrew Pontzen and particle physicist Tom Whyntie will
answer their skeptics. In the pub.
Andrew Pontzen is a cosmologist at Oxford University, studying the way
the universe has evolved since early times and, in particular, how
galaxies form and grow. He recently appeared on BBC2's Stargazing Live
to explain some of this work. In 2011 he was awarded the British
Science Association's Lord Kelvin award for his work in communicating
Tom Whyntie is a particle physicist whose PhD thesis was based on the
as-yet fruitless search for dark matter at the Compact Muon Solenoid
experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Tom was also the 2009
winner of the UK FameLab competition, where he talked about how
finding nothing can be the best possible result. Fortunately for him,
his PhD examiners agreed.
The event is FREE, but we wil be shaking the Skeptic-Bucket to cover costs