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Dr Stuart Clark FRAS

Stuart Clark writes Across the Universe, a blog for The Guardian and he is the astronomy consultant to New Scientist. He's written many books during the last two decades including a trilogy of novels about astronomy for Birlinn Polygon, The Sky's Dark Labyrinth (2011), The Sensorium of God (2012) and The Day without Yesterday (2013). Stuart's articles have been published widely in newspapers, magazines and online.

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Do we need a new theory of gravity?

Friday 17th May at 2.00pm

From Newton to Einstein, the understanding of gravity has been at the very centre of our understanding of the universe. Now, many physicists and astronomers are attempting to move beyond Einstein but how much do they modify gravity and what approach should they take. This talk will explore the possibilities.

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The day without yesterday

Saturday 18th May at 11.15am

Has the Universe always existed or did it suddenly erupt into being? Buried in Einstein's mathematics was a moment of beginning: a day without yesterday. But the person who found it was a priest, Georges LemaƮtre; could Einstein trust him? In 2013 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the cosmic microwave background, the radiation that proved there once was a day without yesterday.

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