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Book Launch Event: " A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos"



16 November 2016


Prof. Geraint Lewis  and Dr Luke Barnes authors of  A Fortunate Universe will present their new book in an event hosted by Dr Karl.
Prof. Geraint Lewis and Dr Luke Barnes authors of A Fortunate Universe will present their new book in an event hosted by Dr Karl.


Professor Geraint Lewis and Dr Luke Barnes, authors of A fortunate Universe , will guide you on a tour of the cosmos, discussing on how a fine tuned universe has allowed life as we know it. The authors discuss the plethora of possible universes and explain the circumstances that made our universe suitable for life.


Hosted by Dr Karl Kruszelnick, the event will be an incredible opportunity of intriguing conversations on what we understand about the universe, from its most basic particles to the complexity its origin. The presentation of the book will be followed by a Q&A session.


The book launch will be in the Messel Lecture Theatre at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub on Friday 25th of November, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm.
The event is free and everybody is welcome to attend.


My colleagues, Geraint and Luke, in A Fortunate Universe, take you on a tour of the Cosmos in all of its glory, and all of its mystery. You will see that humanity appears to be part of a remarkable set of circumstances involving a special time around a special planet, which orbits a special star, all within a specially constructed Universe. It is these set of conditions that have allowed humans to ponder our place in space and time. I have no idea why we are here, but I do know the Universe is beautiful. A Fortunate Universe captures the mysterious beauty of the Cosmos in a way that all can share.

Brian Schmidt, Australian National University, Canberra, and Nobel Laureate in Physics (2011).