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TUE 19 AUG

How Big is the Universe?

The Royal Institution, London

Run by: The Royal Institution

Come to our summer time workshop and discover how big the universe is.

clock10:00–16:00

Suitable for 16-17

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Can we use mathematics in astronomy and physics to calculate the size of the Universe? Can we use mathematics to discover whether aliens really exist? How do mathematicians work with the very large numbers involved? In this workshop with Martin Yates, students will explore a number of mathematical techniques that astronomers employ, modelling everything from the size and history of galaxies to the probability that we might one day communicate with civilisations from another planet. If you want to understand how the Universe works, this workshop is for you.

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Cost

£50.00 per person.

Information about this activity is provided by Culture24

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The Royal Institution

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BS

About this location

For over 200 years, the RI has been ‘diffusing science for the common purposes of life'.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by The Royal Institution.

Please register in advance.

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