"Is cancer a disease of dysregulated information and dysfunctional communication?" Hosted by the Ellison Institute Insights Forum
10 a.m. — 12 p.m. VirtualDr. Paul Davies of The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at ASU and Arizona State University joins our Aug. 31 #InsightsForum to discuss how dysregulated information drives dysfunctional communication within and across biological scales in cancer.
1 a.m. OnlineJoin us online for the first of three annual one-day workshops in which we will bring together a network of scientists and philosophers from around the world working on foundational problems relating to the arrow of time in theoretical physics (with a focus in particular on quantum mechanics and the nature of entanglement and decoherence in open quantum systems and the quantum-classical transition), philosophy and biology. The talks are meant to be deliberately speculative and focus on current problems and open issues in the field. Speakers include Paul Davies, Sean Carroll and Carlo Rovelli. This workshop will be held online, is free and will encourage debate amongst delegates. THURSDAY 7 JULY 2022 9:45am - 6pm British Summer Time (GMT+1)
12 p.m.In 1974, Paul Davies published his first book, The Physics of Time Asymmetry. Now, almost half a century later, he is one of a team of researchers that includes Jim Al-Khalili who are working on a new research programme to explore the origins of the arrow of time. The two theoretical physicists discuss their new project in which they hope to answer two of the biggest questions in science: how does the arrow of time emerge from the quantum world, and does life utilise the time reversibility of the quantum realm to distinguish it from non-life?
6 p.m. — 8 p.m. School of Veterinary Medicine Daphne Jackson Road University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7AL United KingdomDespite amazing advances in fundamental science, some profound questions remain unanswered, such as what happened before the big bang, how life originated and what quantum physics implies for the nature of reality. Join two renowned theoretical physicists for a romp across the cosmic frontier in search of the meaning of existence. The hugely successful Jim Meets Series is hosted by Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics and presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'The Life Scientific'. The series has featured a variety of well-loved public figures and we are delighted to welcome theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling science author Paul Davies to our next event on Thursday 29 June, for an 'on the couch' style interview with Jim. The two will debate on their mutual interest in scientific developments and there will be an opportunity for the audience to get involved and pose questions to both Jim and Paul. This event will be taking place at the School of Veterinary Medicine Building on our Manor Park Campus and free parking will be available.
12 p.m. Virtual - Based in LondonAt this event, Paul Davies presents on questions cosmologists have been asking since the ancient Greeks! Check the "Media" tab for more information on this lecture.
11 a.m. VirtualAre we alone in the universe? Have we ever made contact? Are we prepared to find out? Should we leave them alone? These topics of discussion will be covered during Universal Dialogues II: All that we don't know event! Follow the link to register and hear Paul Davies along with 3 other world-renowned experts talk about the universe!
4 p.m. — 5 p.m. ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16When Darwin explained evolution he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? Based on his latest book "The Demon in the Machine", Paul Davies will argue that an answer is at last in sight.