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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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
28 November 2019

Steven Weinberg: ‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ podcast

Steven Weinberg is perhaps the world’s most accomplished physicist. In dozens of brilliant contributions, he has shed light on all four fundamental forces of nature and is also a brilliant commentator on physics and its place in culture. …

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27 October 2014