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Science and Democracy: the essential partnership

The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) at LSE is hosting its annual lecture on Monday 19 June with speaker US theoretical physicist Lee Smolin.

The author of physics books The Life of the Cosmos and Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin will explore the tie between science and democracy which resides in formal analogies between conceptions of cosmology and society. He will trace these through the main stages in the development of cosmological ideas, asking whether present developments in political theory may mirror contemporary developments and controversies in cosmological theory.

Lee Smolin is a founding member and research physicist at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada.

The event will be chaired by Jeremy Butterfield, All Souls College, University of Oxford.

Science and Democracy: the essential partnership is on Monday 19 June 2006 at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London. Click here| for map. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To request a press ticket contact Jessica Winterstein, Press and Information Office, LSE, 020 7955 7060, j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Ryan Bradshaw, Press & Information Office, LSE, 020 7955 7582, pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| 

posted 12 June 2006

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