From Physics to Life

From Physics to Life

Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm PDT

About this event

The Jim Meets Series is hosted by Jim Al-Khalili, a professor of physics and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s “The Life Scientific”. The in-conversation events feature a variety of public figures who are connected in some way to the academic disciplines and research initiatives that the University of Surrey champions. Jim chairs an informal interview with the guest on their life, works and mutual interest in science, including questions from the audience. Amongst others, the events will feature Archbishop of Canterbury, David Attenborough, Brian Cox,
Dara O´Brian, Ruby Wax and Brian Blessed.

From Physics to Life

As part of the John Templeton Foundation-funded research project, we welcome you to join us on October 12 at the California NanoSystems Institute on the UCLA campus.
From Physics to Life is a series of public talks by the world’s leading scientists, followed by a panel debate on the origin of life.

Topics include: Are we alone in the universe? Does life need quantum mechanics? Quantum steampunk and Why is the universe just right for life? This will take place 1:00pm – 5:45pm PDT.
To see our line-up of speakers, which includes professors Jim Al-Khalili and Paul Davies, view the full program and book your space on the registration website.

The main event ‘From black holes to the Nobel Prize – Jim meets.. Andrea Ghez’ will take place in the evening, 6.30pm – 8pm PDT.

For more information visit the website. 

Please note that booking the evening event is separate from the afternoon sessions. If you wish to attend both, you must book each event separately.

Date(s) - Oct 12, 2023
1:00 pm PDT - 8:00 pm PDT

California NanoSystems Institute
570 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles CA 90095