The York Festival of Ideas continues this evening with an exploration of the secrets of the Universe.
The free lecture, hosted by St Peter’s School in York, is entitled “The Inner Secrets of the Universe: the Story of Elementary Particle Physics”, and will be delivered by Professor FK Loebinger.
Scientists have long been attempting to find the basic building blocks which make up the Universe. This quest has prompted the development of large particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, which have delved into the strange sub-nuclear world of quarks, gluons and leptons.
This fascinating and free talk will give an insight into the development of the subject.
Professor Loebinger works at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. A member of the University’s Particle Physics Group, the Professor has been at the University for almost 50 years. He has carried out experiments at many different particle accelerators, notably at CERN in Geneva and DESY in Hamburg.
The York Festival of Ideas (14th to 30th June) celebrates the vibrancy of York’s scientific heritage. This year’s programme – with a theme of Metamorphoses – brings together a range of world-class speakers, exhibitions, performances and a host of stimulating and interactive experiences for people of all ages, including York residents and visitors to the city.
Professor Loebinger is the latest in a line of distinguished speakers giving free-to-attend lectures at St Peter’s School; last month Professor AC Grayling delivered a talk on philosophy and the questions of Aristotle.