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The Universe Speaks in Numbers

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On May 29, 2019, the Institute for Advanced Study hosted a celebration of The Universe Speaks in Numbers by frequent Director's Visitor Graham Farmelo. The public event, which was held on the centenntial of the 1919 eclipse that provided the first experimental verification of Einstein's theory of relativity, brought together some of the world's foremost science communicators for an afternoon of talks discussing the close relationship between mathematics and physics.

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Natalie Wolchover, Director's Visitor (2017), interviews Freeman J. Dyson, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, and Karen Uhlenbeck, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, on the interconnection between mathematics and physics.

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Nima Arkani-Hamed, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, and Thomas Lam, von Neumann Fellow in the School of Mathematics, discuss the fruits of their recent collaboration and the benefits of math-physics collaboration more broadly during the The Universe Speaks in Numbers event on May 29, 2019, at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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Watch "The Primacy of Experiment," a talk by Kyle Cranmer, Junior Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences.

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Watch "The Shapes of Spaces and the Nuclear Force," a talk by Gregory Moore, Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey  and past Distinguished Visiting Professor (2016) in the IAS School of Natural Sciences.

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Watch "The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Backstory," a talk by frequent Director's Visitor Graham Farmelo.

Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf and Edward Witten, Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, discuss the connections between math and physics, including some of the outstanding questions in quantum gravity, quantum field theory, and number theory.