# Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

The 2014 Stirling Lecture will be held on Thursday 4th December at 17:30, in the Applebey Lecture Theatre (W103).

The lecture entitled “Life on the Edge: the coming of age of quantum biology” will be given by Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey.

Professor Al-Khalili, OBE, is an Iraqi-born British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He has hosted several BBC productions about science and is a frequent commentator about science in other British media. In 2014 Professor Al-Khalili was named as a RISE leader by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences.

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The Stirling Lecture is an annual public lecture organised by IPPP in honour of its first director, Professor James Stirling CBE, FRS, now Provost of Imperial College London. The lecture series was created in 2008.

15 Dec 2008: Prof. Brian Foster FRS, Oxford University and the violinist Jack Liebeck, Superstrings ... a celebration of Einstein and physics, with music by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and F. Kreisler'

10 Dec 2009: Prof. Brian Cox, Manchester University, CERN's Big Bang Machine: The Large Hadron Collider'

9 Dec 2010: Graham Farmelo, author, By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty'

8 Dec 2011: Simon Singh, MBE, author, Fermat's Last Theorem'

6 Dec 2012: Prof. Frank Close, Oxford University, The Infinity Puzzle - from Higgs to the LHC'

3 Dec 2013: Prof. John Ellis, CBE, FRS, King's College London, Beyond the Higgs Boson'