Did the Universe Spring from Chaos? – with Guido Tonelli

From The Royal Institution.

What happened in the first few moments of our Universe’s existence? Today, scientists armed with giant telescopes and powerful particle accelerators, are probing the outer reaches of matter and the cosmos.
Guido’s book "Genesis: The Ultimate Origin Story" is available now: https://geni.us/tonelligenesis
Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/Gdm5zMqj6fA

Guido Tonelli is an Italian particle physicist. He is one of the main protagonists in the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider. He is a professor of General Physics at the University of Pisa (Italy) and a CERN visiting scientist.

"Genesis" was a breakout bestseller in Italy and is now available in English. It ponders whether the ancient Greeks were right to think that the universe sprung from chaos. If that’s true, then what happened in its first moments? Guido brings particle physics to life by exploring complex scientific concepts in light of ancient and modern ways of thinking.

This talk was recorded on 25 March 2021.


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