From Quantum Field Theory to the Fourth Dimension: Why it's really easy to sound sciencey

Matt Parker

Thursday, February 19 2015 at 7:30PM

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Matt Parker

What's the talk about?

In this talk, particles and forces are considered as fully interacting relativistic quantum matter and force fields, respectively. Matt Parker will be visualized graphically as spacetime Feynman diagrams. Further, these interacting field systems can have ground states with the occasional joke; the so-called Higgs field being responsible for this symmetry breaking. In this all-new show, the ability for pseudo-scientists and charlatans to sound like real scientists will be imagined as fully interacting quantum-like fields.

Matt Parker is mathematician, stand-up comedian and skeptic. Well known for his cutting-edge research into the alignment of Woolworths stores, he is now on the road with a brand-new Skeptics talk. Matt will also be signing copies of his completely unrelated book: Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension.