YORK FESTIVAL OF IDEAS 2020 ONLINE FESTIVAL
Friday 12th June, 6pm
'Human Flourishing in Times of Stress' with Franziska Kohlt, Tim Radford,
Penny Spikins and Tom McLeish (Chair)
'A beautiful, inspiring reflection on science, humanity, space, and matter - this would blow Boethius's mind.' - Sarah Bakewell
The Consolations of Physics is an eloquent manifesto for physics. In an age where uncertainty and division is rife, Tim Radford, science editor of the Guardian for twenty-five years, turns to the wonders of the universe for consolation.
From the launch of the Voyager spacecraft and how it furthered our understanding of planets, stars and galaxies to the planet composed entirely of diamond and graphite and the sound of a blacksmith's anvil; from the hole NASA drilled in the heavens to the discovery of the Higgs Boson and the endeavours to prove the Big Bang, The Consolations of Physics will guide you from a tiny particle to the marvels of outer space.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton