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Chad Orzel – New Scientist Big Thinkers: A Brief History of Timekeeping (ONLINE)

New Scientist - Online, May 12, 2022 6:00 pm

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From Stonehenge to atomic clocks, here is the 5,000-year history of how science is used to mark time. Chad Orzel, the internationally bestselling author of How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, offers us a witty journey through scientific theory and quirky historical detail to reveal the wondrous physics that makes time something we can set, measure and know. He’ll also consider the future of timekeeping; how the physicists and astronomers of today will continue to try to find new ways of measuring tomorrow, constantly redefining our own deep-rooted preoccupation with time.

Chad Orzel, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Union College

Chad Orzel is an associate professor at the department of physics and astronomy at Union College. He has written for Forbes, the Daily Mail and Physics World, and has spoken at numerous TED talks. His previous books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in Niskayuna, New York.

What’s included in your ticket:

  • Live lecture lasting 60 minutes including Q&A with Chad Orzel
  • On-demand access to a recording of the lecture and Q&A for 12 months
  • Bonus content from New Scientist

Big Thinkers Series (Series tickets available)

The 2022 Big Thinkers series from New Scientist events will feature eight online talks from world-class science speakers and experts throughout 2022.

Save 33% off the standard ticket price by purchasing a subscription to all 8 live online “Big Thinkers” talks  (also available on-demand) or purchase single tickets for just £13 per talk (early booking rate), to hear from the finest minds in science.

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