Intermission 8:00pm – 8:20pm
Second talk 8:20pm – 9:00pm
For July’s Cosmology night we take a skeptical look at claims that are made about our understanding and discoveries made in the universe. Dr Sam will look at how close we could ever come to the theory of everything and Prof Wallace will be looking at the evidence that that it contains biogenic complex organic molecules.
We will start with Dr Sam looking at the history as well as the future of physicists’ aim to explain everything about the universe. Would it be possible to ever achieve such a feat of understanding? If not are there any other possible answers to the problem that Physics would be happy with?
After the intermission we will then have Prof Wallace looking at the validity of scientists’ discovery of complex organic molecules beyond the Earth. Timely as last month saw the most complex yet discovered on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. But what does this mean? Are these molecules biogenic, or are they false leads in the search for alien life?
Come and join this conversational exploration as well as the usual fun and games for the free drinks give away.