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The Big Bang: what is it and do we believe it?

Simon Singh explores the evidence for the big bang: one of the most important theories in the history of science.

What is the Big Bang, who came up with the idea and why do we believe in it? Simon Singh tells the story of the Big Bang theory, from its birth in the 1920s to the observational evidence that backed it and then clinched it. As well as discussing the development of the Big Bang theory, Simon will also discuss more generally how new scientific ideas are invented, developed and adopted, which will include the partnership between theory and experiment and the role of personalities and politics.
Simon Singh received his PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book, and is just about to publish "Big Bang", the story behind one of the most important theories in the history of science. His website is at www.simonsingh.net


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Date and Time:

11 October 2004 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



Filmhouse Bar
88 Lothian Road
0131 228 2688
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Café Scientifique, Edinburgh
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Café Scientifique Edinburgh happens on the second monday of every month. See www.cafescientifique.org/edinburgh/ for details.

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