02 April 2020

Phil Anderson: ‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ podcast

Phil Anderson was one of the most creative theoretical physicists of the past century. A specialist in the science of solids, he made influential contributions to our understanding of magnetism, discovered the important phenomenon of Anderson localisation (the absence of diffusion waves in disordered media).

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02 March 2020

Remembering Freeman

In the past fifteen years, I had dozens of lunches with Freeman and I can remember every single one of them. They were so entertaining, and such an education, that I made notes about each of them. He was always quiet- spoken, direct and – unlike most scientific celebrities of his stature – as content to listen as to talk.

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photo of Freeman Dyson in his office, taken on 11 June 2019
Freeman Dyson in his office, 11 June 2019
02 January 2020

Martin Rees: ‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ podcast

Martin Rees, a former President of the Royal Society, is one of the most accomplished cosmologists of the past half-century. ….

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Photograph of Lord Rees of Ludlow Martin Rees

12 December 2019

Karen Uhlenbeck: ‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ Podcast

Karen Uhlenbeck, one of the most accomplished mathematicians of the past fifty years, belatedly won the Abel Prize in 2019. …..

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Uhlenbeck (2019) credit Andrea Kane