Venue: 7.30 pm Friday 5th February 2021 online as a BRLSI Zoom lecture （日本時間、２月６日（土）早朝4:30～）
Title: The Looking Glass Universe - From Baryogenesis to Biogenesis
Is there a connection between the excess of matter over antimatter and handedness in biology?
(jointly with BRLSI Science Group)
Speaker: Roger Blandford (KIPAC, Stanford University)
Tickets: Book here, proceeds to the BRLSI. （下のURL. ４ポンドまたは７ポンドのチケットがあります）
The laws of physics were long thought to be unchanged when viewed in a mirror.
We have known for over sixty years that they are not.
As Sakharov first explained, this asymmetry, in action during the first moments of the universe, may account for the prevalence of matter over antimatter today.
Likewise, as Pasteur first showed, the laws of biology are similarly asymmetric, as is exhibited by the structure of DNA.
In this talk I will discuss how there might be a causal connection between these two qualities, mediated by cosmic rays.
On the way, I will illustrate this uneven-handedness using recent, exciting, astronomical discoveries, involving black holes, neutron stars and exoplanets.