Universe Speaks in Numbers

‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 1 continued

NIMA ARKANI-HAMED

This is the second part of Graham’s interview with Nima Arkani-Hamed, recorded at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Here, Nima is in brilliant form as he recalls how he fell in love with scattering amplitudes – aptly described by the theoretician Lance Dixon as ‘the most perfect microscopic structures in the known universe.’

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‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 6

MICHAEL GREEN

Michael Green is one of the pioneers of the string framework. In collaboration with the Caltech theorist John Schwarz, he made a crucial breakthrough that led in 1984 to the what became known as the First String Revolution.

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‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 3

SIMON SCHAFFER

Simon Schaffer is not only a leading historian of science but also a great teacher. He is without peer in his ability to illuminate how thinking about thinking about the natural world developed into our modern understanding of physics, often in ways unknown to most physicists today.

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Schaffer

‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 2

MICHAEL ATIYAH

In an interview with Graham last November, Sir Michael Atiyah described how he became a ‘quasi-physicist. Ten weeks later, Atiyah was dead. He was one of the most accomplished mathematicians of the past century: no one had done more in the past decades to discover close links between pure mathematics and fundamental physics. Undoubtedly a great mind, he was also an indomitable spirit.

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Atiyah & Maxwell photo

‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview

NIMA ARKANI-HAMED

Leading theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed gave Graham an inspiring interview about the mysterious harmony between pure mathematics and fundamental physics.

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Nima