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Where Physics Ends and Metaphysics Begins

  • 27 Oct 2021
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

New webpage: (includes links to videos of previous zOOms)

Is there any phenomena to which scientific method should not or could not be applied? How far can we stray from or challenge accepted theories before it becomes non scientific and out of scope? Does the process of panel selection of research funding constrain our collective research to incremental exploration conducted by people with existing track records?

What areas of inquiry currently outside the realm defined as physics warrant genuine research investigation?

We're going to talk about where physics ends and where metaphysics begins!

What is "zOOm into Physics"?

We put the cat among the pigeons - or, to be more precise, put the philosopher amongst the physicists - to stimulate a fun and thoughtful discussion on a different physics topic each month... and you are invited - to listen or, even, to participate: with your thoughts or questions for our amazing panel.

zOOm into Physics is a monthly lightly moderated Zoom conversation with our resident panel and special guests.

The session is 100% online and open to AIP members and the general public. Although there will sometimes be a little Physics, we aim to provide a thought provoking, light hearted and illuminating event suitable for the interested general public. (You DEFINITELY don't need to worry about it all going over your head!).

Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion - with their experience, their questions, or even to offer a contrary view! Participation can be via unmuting yourself and speaking or typing in the chat. The best way to get a sense of what it's about is to click on one of the recordings below.

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