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Graham Farmelo: The Universe Speaks in Numbers

July 21, 2019

String Theory. Magnetic Monopoles. Supersymmetry. Some of the most promising concepts of theoretical physics were generated by ideas originating in advanced mathematics, not based on the results of physical experiments. Can only pure thought grasp reality as Einstein believed? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with author GRAHAM FARMELO (pictured). He is a fellow at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge; an affiliated professor at Northeastern University; and is a regular visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. We will be talking about his latest book: THE UNIVERSE SPEAKS IN NUMBERS: HOW MODERN MATH REVEALS NATURE’S DEEPEST SECRETS