Today marked the final Frontiers of Science lecture featuring Emlyn Hughes. Last week, Hughes foreshadowed that everything would be explained today; thankfully, since the brouhaha about his first lecture mostly died down, there was no added security today.
Adele’s “Skyfall” began the lecture, followed by a video of a girl changing and putting on makeup; her underwear was visible in some shots, prompting giggles from the audience. Then played scenes of Earth from space, at which point Hughes fell to his knees and started to… worship the projection? That’s kind of what it looked like.
The class proceeded normally for the majority of its duration; the only comment he made during that period was, “I made it to the front page of the NyTimes [for CERN discovery of Higgs boson]—I’m done, I don’t need any more press than that.” He was, of course, wearing his traditional hoodie and sunglasses.