CORONA VIRUS UPDATE :

It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

Jon Butterworth

Date:

Thu 07 Mar 2019 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Venue:

The George Hotel
Price: £11

Jon Butterworth

A map of the Invisible: Journies with Particle Physics 

ONLINE BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE TO BOOK ON THE DOOR OF THE EVENT (30 MINUTES PRIOR TO START TIME, CASH PURCHASES ONLY).

 

What is the universe really made of?
How do we know?
Follow the map of the invisible to find out…

Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to create the ‘Standard Model’ of elementary particles: a theoretical map of the basic building blocks of the universe. With the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, the map as we know it was completed, but also extended into strange new territory.

After shrinking us down to the size of a subatomic particle, pioneering physicist Jon Butterworth takes us on board his research vessel for a journey in search of atoms and quarks, electrons and neutrinos, and the forces that shape the universe. Step by step, discovery by discovery, we journey into the world of the unseen, from the atom to black holes and dark matter, and beyond, to the
outer reaches of the cosmos and the frontiers of human knowledge.

Jon Butterworth is recognised as one of the great scientists and science writers of today.

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