‘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. This interview was recorded last summer at the IAS, Princeton, in Freeman’s office – and he’s as lively, counter-orthodox and fearless as ever.

This is the latest of twenty interviews given by world-class experts to Graham on some of the themes he explores in The Universe Speaks in Numbers. A new interview will be posted weekly.

Among the interviewees are Nima Arkani-Hamed, Michael Atiyah, Ruth Britto, Simon Donaldson, Michael Green, Juan Maldacena, Michela Massimi, Martin Rees, Simon Schaffer and Lenny Susskind.

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