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Hampstead Scientific Society: Puzzles & Paradoxes in Science & Mathematics

18 February, 2016 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Free

Why is the sky dark at night? This talk will explore the differing roles of puzzles and paradoxes in science and in mathematics. Thought experiments like Maxwell’s Demon or the EPR Paradox have been used to illustrate or question new ideas in physics; the Olbers Paradox has challenged our understanding of the universe, while mathematical paradoxes can entertain or perplex. A variety of examples will be demonstrated and discussed, and we will see water fall upwards!

What’s more is that tea and biscuits will also be provided for a small charge. All members of the public are welcome.

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Venue

St John’s Church
Church Row, Hampstead
London, NW3 6UU United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.hampsteadscience.ac.uk/hss_access.htm