The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) with Dr Katie Mack
The annual Northern Ireland Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
‘The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)’ with Dr Katie Mack in conversation with Prof. Jim Al-Khalili will be taking place online on Sunday 28 February from 6-7pm in partnership with the Institute of Physics.
We know the universe had a beginning. But what happens at the end of the story?
With lively wit and wry humour, astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack takes us on a mind-bending tour through each of the cosmos' possible finales: the Big Crunch, Heat Death, Vacuum Decay, the Big Rip and the Bounce. Guiding us through major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory and much more, she describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different futures. Our universe could collapse in upon itself, or rip itself apart, or even - in the next five minutes - succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom.
In conversation with Festival favourite Prof Jim Al-Khalili, host of BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific.
This is a free event although donations are welcome. Suitability: 14 Yrs +