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The Universe Speaks in Numbers

Physics and mathematics seem to be in a pre-established harmony, as Gottfried Leibniz observed long ago. New ideas generated by mathematical researchers have often proved to be essential to physicists trying to discover the most basic laws of nature. Likewise, physicists have often generated new insights into advanced mathematics. This event explores the astonishingly productive relationship between physics and mathematics and explores whether these disciplines might one day unify, perhaps leading to a giant structure that encompasses all the laws that describe the underlying workings of the universe.

Videos of the talks are available at the links below:

Robbert Dijkgraaf, "Welcoming Remarks"
Graham Farmelo, "Backstory"
Natalie Wolchover in an interview with Freeman Dyson and Karen Uhlenbeck
Gregory Moore, on "The Shapes of Spaces and the Nuclear Force"
Kyle Cranmer, on "The Primacy of Experiment"
Nima Arkani-Hamed and Thomas Lam in conversation
Robbert Dijkgraaf in an interview with Edward Witten

 

 

2:00 p.m.         Welcome, Robbert Dijkgraaf

2:05 p.m.         Graham Farmelo

2:35 p.m.         Natalie Wolchover Interviews Freeman Dyson and Karen Uhlenbeck 

3:05 p.m.         Greg Moore

3:50 p.m.         Afternoon Tea Break, Fuld Hall  

4:20 p.m.         Kyle Cranmer

4:40 p.m.         Nima Arkani-Hamed and Thomas Lam in Conversation 

5:10 p.m.         Robbert Dijkgraaf and Edward Witten in Conversation 

5:45 p.m.         Book Signing, Wolfensohn Hall Lobby

Date & Time
May 29, 2019 | 2:00pm

Location

Wolfensohn Hall