13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
When dreaming up ideas about the nature of reality, philosophers are constrained only by their imaginations. Scientists put these ideas to the ultimate test - Nature itself. Particle physics is about the triumph of matter over mind, and what we've discovered about how the Universe functions - and the journey we have made in order to do so - is much more exciting than anything we could have invented. In his book, “INTRODUCING: PARTICLE PHYSICS”, Tom Whyntie tells the tale of the people, technologies and concepts that helped piece together how we think matter and forces work at the fundamental level. In this talk, he’ll condense over one hundred years of science into one hour – from electrons and Crookes tubes to Higgs bosons and the Large Hadron Collider. Come along and find out what you’re made of.
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