IUCAA

Public talk at IUCAA Pune (India) in Feb 2017, part of the Science and Beyond lecture series sponsored by the British Council

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Past events

For events related to my book, “The Edge of the Sky”, see this page.

  • g-ASTRONOMY, Cheltenham Science Festival, June 2016
  • Panel: To Infinity and Beyond, Imperial Festival, Imperial College London, May 2016
  •  g-ASTRONOMY, Imperial Festival, Imperial College London, May 2016
  • To the Moon! Early Years Education Centre, Imperial College London, April 2016
  • The Dark Side of the Universe, Jersey School for Girls, Jersey, April 2016
  • The Solar System with Fruits and Vegs, St Mary’s Primary School, Jersey, April 2016
  • The Physics of Star Trek, Jersey Astronomy Club, Jersey, April 2016
  • Why Society Needs Astronomy and Cosmology, Guest Gresham College Lecture, March 2016
  • A Matter of Gravity, Royal Astronomical Society public lecture, March 2016
  • Big Bang! Daresbury Laboratory, Feb 2016
  • The luminous echo of the Big Bang and the fundamental nature of the Universe, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, Dec 2015
  • Panel: From Newton’s Apple to the divine particle: Science in the UK, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, Dec 2015
  • Panel: The Language of Science, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, Dec 2015
  • Exploring the Universe, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, Dec 2015
  • Panel: What scientists can gain from literature, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, Dec 2015
  • International Astronomy Colloquium Round table: Light from the Universe, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, Dec 2015
  • Dark Mysteries of the Universe, Creative Quarter, London, Nov 2015
  • The Physics of Star Trek, Royal Albert Hall, London, Nov 2015
  • The Astrophysical Evidence for Dark Matter, The Blackett Colloquium, Imperial College London, Oct 2015
  • The Power of Simplicity, Imperial Horizons guest lecture, Imperial College London, Oct 2015
  • How big is space? Across RCA workshop, Data Science Institute, Imperial College London, Oct 2015
  • The Great Cosmic Cookery Show, The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, June 2015
  • Does Darkness Matter? Performance for the opening of “All There Was”, Institute for Contemporary Art studio, London, May 2015
  • The Oldest Light in the Universe, Edinburgh International Science Festival, April 2015
  • The Oldest Light in the Universe, Imperial College London, March 26th 2015
  • Is the All-There-Is all there is? Science for Fiction 2014, Aug 12th 2014; Salisbury, Aug 19th 2014; The Observatory, Hertsmonceaux, Sept 6th 2014
  • Cosmic Fun Club, Glasgow Science Centre, May 25th 2014
  • The Great Cosmic Cookery Show, Imperial Festival, May 9th 2014.
  • The Hands-On Universe cosmic cookery show, PurpleKitchen, March 8th 2014.
  • TEDxHackney “Radical Beauty”, Apr 5th, 2014
  • The Dark Side of the Universe. MENSA Society, Birmingham, Apr 2013
  • Our cosmic environment. SPACE at the White Building, London, Feb 2013
  • Hunting down dark matter and dark energy with astrophysics. AstroSoc, Imperial College London, Oct 2012
  • La fine dell’Universo. Universita’ della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, Jan 2012.
  • ‘One day,  Sir,  you may tax it’: why society needs cosmology. Friends of the RAS, Sept 2011.
  • The dark side of the Universe. Crayford Manor astronomical society, March 2011.
  • The cosmic enigma. Westminster School, London, Sept 2010.
  • The anthropic principle and the origin of the Universe. Marlborough College, Dec 2009.
  • The dark side of the Universe. HGS Astronomical Society, Sept 30th 2009.
  • Dark matter astronomy. Newbury Astronomical Society, Oct 2nd 2009.
  • Il cosmo che non avete mai visto: a caccia della materia e dell’energia oscure dell’Universo. Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona, Switzerland), Wed Jul 29th 2009.
  • Looking for the invisible – The birth and rise of dark matter astronomy. INTECH Planetarium, Winchester, Sept 16th 2009.
  • Uncovering the nature of the dark matter and dark energy in the Universe. Association for Astronomy Education’s Annual General Meeting, London, June 28th 2008.
  • Does the Universe Need Mankind? Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, Fri May 15 2009.
  • The dark side of the Universe. Tudor Hall School, Banbury, Nov 2008.
  • Voyage to the edge of the Universe… and beyond. Winchester Planetarium Sept 2008.
  • Does the Universe need humankind? CornerClub, Oxford, April 2008.
  • The dark sector of the Universe – Clever ways of observing invisible stuff. Green College, Oxford, March 2008.
  • The invisible Universe – Hunting down the mysterious dark matter. National Particle Physics Masterclass 2008 at Oxford University. March 2008.
  • The dark sector of the Universe – Clever ways of observing invisible stuff. Oxford University Space and Astronomy Society, Oxford Oct 2007.
  • The dark side of the Universe – Uncovering the nature of the dark matter and dark energy in the cosmos. Oxford University Astrophysics Department, March 2008.
  • The dark side of the Universe. Bedford school, Feb 2007.
  • Light and Dark. Gonville Primary School, Nov 2006.
  • A stroll through spacetime. Mansfield College, Oxford, March 2006.
  • The solar system with fruits and vegs. Sonning Common primary school, March 2006.
  • A Walking Tour of the Universe.  Bedford school, Sept 2005.
  • The fundamental forces of Nature. CERN, Switzerland, 2005.
  • The solar system for kids. Astronomy club of Divonne, France, 2005.
  • CERN 50th anniversary. CERN, Switzerland, 2004.
  • Astronomy on board. RAS Lecturer onboard the Queen Mary 2, Caribbean Adventure voyage, Nov 21st 2008.
  • The visible and invisible Universe.  Kassel High School, Germany, May 2009.
  • Cosmology meets the challenge. Royal Astronomical Society, Feb 12th 2007.
  • Does the Universe need humankind? The strange case of intelligent observers in the cosmos. The BA Award Lectures: Lord Kelvin Lecture 2007
  • Life and the Multiverse. Marlborough College Summer School, Aug 2007.

Courses for the public

  • Astrostatistics: The science of making sense of the cosmos, 36th Annual Astronomy Weekend, Oxford, Apr 12th 2014
  • The Evolving Universe. A day course at Oxford University Continuing Education Department, Saturday 14th November 2009 (with Bob Lambourne).
  • Particles and the Universe, Oxford University Continuing Education Department (with Matthew Malek), Oct 2nd 2010.
  • The Big Bang – the Facts, the Science, and some Fiction.  Oxford University Summer School for Adults, 11 – 18 July 2009.
  • The Dark Side of Astronomy. Oxford University Continuing Education Department, The 30th Annual Astronomy Weekend, Fri 4 to Sun 6 Apr 2008.
  • The Big Bang and Beyond. An introduction to observational cosmology. A series of 10 lectures, Oct-Dec 2006, repeated Oct-Dec 2008. Oxford University Continuing Education Department.
  • The Big Bang and Beyond – Summer School.  2009 Oxford University Summer School.
  • Observational Cosmology. A day course at Oxford University Continuing Education Department, Saturday 10th November 2008 (with Bob Lambourne).
  • Universe or Multiverse? A day course at Oxford University Continuing Education Department, Saturday 6th October 2007 (with Bernard Carr).

Festivals

  • Being Human Festival, London, 2016
  • Cheltenham Science Festival 2016, Cheltenham
  • Imperial Festival 2016, London
  • Zurich Dakley Book Festival 2015, Dakley, Irland
  • Cheltenham Science Festival 2015, Cheltenham
  • Imperial Festival 2015, London
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015, Edinburgh
  • Manchester Science Festival 2014, Manchester
  • World Science Fiction Convention 2014, London
  • Imperial Festival 2014, London
  • Festival de Fleurance 2009: La science de l’incertitude and Est-ce que l’Univers a besoin de nous?
  • AstroFest 2009: The anthropic principle and the origin of the Universe.
  • Meet the Scientist! Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, June 21st 2008. The Dark side of the Universe
  • EuroScience Open Forum 2008: Crisis in cosmology? With Licia Verde and Raul Jimenez.
  • Royal Society Summer Science Exhibit 2006:  Heavens’ kitchen: from primordial soup to cosmic pancakes