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Nima Arkani-Hamed and Thomas Lam in Conversation

By Nima Arkani-Hamed and Thomas Lam Published 2019

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 centennial 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.

During the event, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, joined Thomas Lam, von Neumann Fellow in the School of Mathematics, for a conversation on the fruits of their recent collaboration and on the benefits of math-physics collaboration more broadly.

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