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04 July 2019

‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 13

LANCE DIXON

‘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.

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Lance Dixon with blackboard behind him

27 June 2019

‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 12

ROBBERT DIJKGRAAF

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.

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20 June 2019

‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 11

GREG MOORE

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.

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13 June 2019

‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ – Interview 10

FREEMAN DYSON

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.

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Freman Dyson sitting in his office