'Science as King - Professor Peter Atkins'

'Science as King - Professor Peter Atkins'

Professor Peter Atkins

Speaker Professor Peter Atkins
Type Lectures & Talks
When 17 Nov 2015, 05:00PM - 06:00PM
Venue Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Ryan Smith, President of the Atheist, Humanist and Secular Society

Professor Peter Atkins will speak at the University of Leicester on 17 November Oxford professor, Peter Atkins, will discuss the great questions of what it means to exist and how science can shed light on the unknown at a free public lecture at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 17 November.

During the event, Professor Peter Atkins, an honorary graduate of the University of Leicester, will discuss the theory that science can deal with all matters and sets itself severe criteria of validity; and will consider alternative claimants to knowledge, notably religion. He will explore the way that science identifies and illuminates the great questions of existence– and while some questions currently remain unanswered, science may one day shed light on them.

This lecture is organised by the University of Leicester’s Atheist, Humanist and Secular Society and will contribute to the debate about the questions of existence.

Professor Atkins is a fellow and former professor of physical chemistry at Lincoln College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He has taught at and received honorary doctorates from universities in the UK, US, Netherlands and Russia; and has been a visiting professor at universities worldwide. Atkins is a prolific author of over 70 academic and popular science books, including the staple textbook of chemistry degrees throughout the world, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry. His research has been used in the application of quantum mechanics to chemical problems and theoretical aspects of magnetic resonance.

The event, ‘Science as King’, will begin at 5:00pm on Tuesday 17 November, 2015, in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3. It is a free lecture and will be open to the public. To RSVP for the lecture, email su-ahs@le.ac.uk or indicate your attendance on the Facebook event page by searching ‘Science as King – Prof. Peter Atkins’.

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