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The Big Bang - the history of the universe in 60 minutes

What is the Big Bang theory and how has this emerged? Author Simon Singh gives a public lecture on his latest book, Big Bang: a history of cosmology, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 27 June.

He will recount how the Big Bang theory emerged and tell the story of the brilliant and eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos.

The lecture will also explore the astronomical evidence in favour of a Big Bang moment of creation and discuss why today's cosmologists remain confident that the Big Bang theory is an accurate description of the origin and evolution of the universe. The lecture is likely to include Led Zepplin, the Teletubbies and an electrified gherkin.

The Big Bang - the history of the universe in 60 minutes is on Monday 27 June at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

17 June 2005

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