Event: Particles and Parallel Worlds: The Science Behind His Dark Materials
Thursday 3rd March, 7pm - 9pm
Celebrate World Book Day and join the University of Sheffield’s Department of Physics and Astronomy for an evening of fascinating talks and discussion exploring the science behind Phillip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy.
In his award winning novels, Pullman explores some of the most fundamental questions about our world and how we make sense of it. These questions, and the imaginative responses he poses, reflect much of the ‘real’ world of physics and the answers that physicists seek.
Inspired by the ideas and themes in the trilogy, a panel of physics researchers will bring Pullman’s worlds to life through cutting edge research and share some of the remarkable things we have learned, and have yet to learn, about our universe.
This evening is open to all, you don’t need a background in physics, if you’re interested in the workings of our universe, or just love ‘His Dark Materials’ we’d love to see you there! If you can’t attend this event in person, it will also be livestreamed.
If you or your students are doing science A levels right now this is a great opportunity to speak to some scientists, and find out more about their research. It’s a great example of extra curricular activity you or your students can use in their university application, and might be of particular interest if you are thinking about a degree in physics or physics and philosophy.