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11 January 2023


Quantum Field Theory, As Simply As Possible is delivered with humour and erudition by Anthony Zee. What better way to get the little grey cells going than by unifying quantum mechanics and special relativity? On sale from 17 January.



Hearing the Light is a talk by Clara Brasseur about representing telescope data as sound, also called astronomical data sonification. Listen to real data from the Kepler Space Telescope (pictured above) in her online talk on 20 January at 7.30pm GMT.


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