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You’re going to die!

We run down some of the most popular ways the world will end.

So you think you understand the fallibilities of the human mind? You’re not out of the woods yet. The universe is a dangerous place. Whoever said: ‘you have nothing to fear but fear itself’, obviously hadn’t taken deadly pandemics, super-volcanoes, gamma ray bursts, and of course the vacuum metastability event into account. If you’ve been worrying about your five-a-day intake recently, you don’t know what worrying is. Not even the awesome power of a hi-viz-jacket can save you from most of the cataclysmic events that lie in wait . David Darling runs down some of the most popular ways the world will end. If someone tells you to ‘cheer up it might never happen’ should come to this.


Dallas Campbell | talks
Dr David Darling | talks


Date and Time:

20 November 2012 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
+44 20 74 09 29 92

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