There are many different versions of the creation story. Join Jim Baggott, scientist and author of ground-breaking new book Origins, as he tells the amazing scientific story of the Universe: from the Big Bang to the arrival of humans 13.8 billion years later. Along the way he’ll explore the origins of space and time, atoms and chemical complexity and the formation of Earth – and with it the rise of complex life, like us! Was the Universe designed with us in mind or are we just an evolutionary accident?
A book signing and drinks reception will follow the event.
Jim Baggott studied physical chemistry at Oxford University and has been writing about science, philosophy and science history for nearly 20 years. He has won awards for both scientific research and science writing. Some of his recent books include, Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle’ and A Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments.
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building, Woodstock Road
OX2 6GG Oxford
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