Adam Hart-Davis

Schrödinger’s Cat, and 49 Other Experiments that Revolutionised Physics

Adam Hart-Davis

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Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Leconfield Hall, GU28 0AH

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Adults £10 | 18 and under £5


Adam Hart-Davis is widely regarded as one of Britain’s best science communicators, having been a regular on TV programmes such as What the Romans Did For Us, and Tomorrow’s World. For autumn 2018 he has produced his latest volume in which he traces the evolution of physics through fifty of its greatest experiments from Copernicus to Galileo, Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg and the Large Hadron Collider.

Schrödinger’s Cat starts with the earliest attempts by the ancients to explain astronomy and ends with the era of Big Science, involving supercomputers and the largest and most expensive experiments ever tried. From x-rays, radioactivity and electrons to the impact of two world wars which produced radar and microwaves, tokamaks and nuclear power, and the space race which followed, Adam Hart-Davis presents the key developments in physics in clear, accessible language.

Adam Hart-Davis is best known as the presenter of television series such as Local Heroes, Tomorrow’s World, What the Romans (and others) Did for Us, How London was Built and The Cosmos – a Beginner’s Guide. He has collected various awards for both television and radio, as well as four medals and 14 honorary doctorates.