Prof João Magueijo, Imperial College London
2 May 2012, Larmor Lecture Theatre, 7pm.
João Magueijo has defied one of the tenets of modern physics, that the speed of light is a universal constant. His research in cosmology lies at the very frontier of our understanding of how the Universe was born and continues to evolve. Magueijo has held the prestigious St. John’s College (Cambridge) and Royal Society research fellowships, and has been a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley and at Princeton University. He is currently Reader in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London.