The physics of magic, the magic of physics

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Jun 01, 2010
from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM

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Bennet Building Lecture Theatre 1

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0116 252 3570

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Two subjects could scarcely seem more different: the hard science of physics and the surreal theatre of magic, but in this exciting presentation magician and science fan Phill Smith shows magic and physics are more closely intertwined than most people suspect. Learn how magic uses the secrets of physics to power its mysteries and discover how cutting edge physics is turning concepts that were once pure magic into real science.

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