Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos is the latest book by Professors Jeff Forshaw and Brian Cox. It was published on 22nd September and is described as “an unforgettable journey of scientific exploration”. It covers the quest for knowledge of our world and our universe, and how we know what we know about it. It has been described as a book about the scientific method, about cosmology and “about how to think”.
Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University. Together with Professor Brian Cox he has previously written two highly acclaimed books: Why does E=mc2? (And why should we care?); and The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen.
Professor Forshaw will be talking about Universal, and the science of cosmology (the scientific study of the large scale properties of the universe), including recent theories of “inflation”. There will be an opportunity to buy the book at the meeting and to have it signed by the author.
Cafe Sci Leeds was set up to encourage understanding and debate about topical scientific research and issues in an informal setting. Speakers are invited to present a short talk on an area of science in which they have been involved which is then followed by questions and comments.