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The Big Bang: History of the World in 60 Minutes

What was the big bang? How did the theory of our world's beginning become common scientific currency? And who were the trailblazers who broke the galaxy's secret code of life? The acclaimed writer and broadcaster explains ALL.

Science writer and broadcaster Simon Singh talks about his latest book, "Big
Bang", a history of cosmology. As well as explaining what the Big Bang
theory actually is, Simon will recount the story of the brilliant and
eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal
and unchanging cosmos. The lecture is likely to include references to Led
Zeppelin and the Teletubbies.

The University of Dundee is home to the oldest lecture series in Scotland which celebrates its 82nd year in 2006. This years series is supported by John Smith & Son booksellers and the Apex City Quay hotel.

The lectures will take place in the Tower Extension Lecture Theatre at 6 pm, entry is free and all are welcome to attend. Further information on the entire programme is available at www.dundee.ac.uk/events and enquiries can be directed to events@dundee.ac.uk or 01382 384460.


Dr Simon Singh | talks | www


Date and Time:

18 March 2006 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



University of Dundee
01382 384021

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