Universe Speaks in NumbersDouglas Stanford and Pedro Vieira: ‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ interviews
Douglas Stanford and Pedro Vieira are two of the most brilliant young theoretical physicists, both seeking to understand nature at its finest level.
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ Álvarez-Gaumé podcast
Fundamental physics and pure mathematics have never been so closely intertwined. Over the past few decades, some of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and mathematicians explored these connections at the Simons Center at Stony Brook University. …
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ Britto podcast
Collisions between fundamental particles – each with neither shape nor size – are one step up from nothingness. Over the past decade or so, theoreticians have studied them intensely, ….
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Susskind podcast
Black holes have become one of the liveliest areas of research into theoretical physics. By thinking about these cosmic objects, using quantum theory and relativity, theorists are clarifying our understanding of information, gravity and the other fundamental forces of nature. Stanford University’s Lenny Susskind is one of the leaders in this field.
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interviews to become a podcast
Following hundreds of requests, Graham’s interviews with leading physicists and mathematicians will be available as a podcast.
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 14
Soon after the Second String Theory Revolution, which began in 1995, membranes became widely acknowledged to be a crucial part of our understanding of the inner workings of Nature. Graham’s guest in this edition is the membrane pioneer Michael Duff.
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 13
‘The most perfect microscopic structures in the known universe’ – that is the exquisite description of sub-nuclear scattering amplitudes given by theorist Lance Dixon, based at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in California.
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 12
The Dutchman Robbert Dijkgraaf is a rarity – not only is he a top-class mathematical physicist, he is also one of the world’s finest science communicators. In this bracing interview with Graham, Dijkgraaf lucidly describes the state of modern fundamental physics and the continually surprising – and extraordinarily productive – symbiosis between this science and modern mathematics.
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 11
Physics and mathematics seem to be in ‘pre-established harmony’, a phrase that has long been popular with physicists and mathematicians working at the subjects’ interface. Greg Moore, based at Rutgers University, has discovered many surprising new relationships between quantum field theories and the string framework and concepts in contemporary mathematics.
‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 10
Freeman Dyson talking about his being both a theoretical physicist and a mathematician, the troubled relationship between mathematics and physics in his youth, the impressive physicist he knew (no, it’s not Feynman) and string theory.