Ideas
“...and the weekend was just deliriously happy. Feynman himself came to meet us at the station, after our l0-hour train journey and was in tremendous form, bubbling over with ideas and stories and entertaining us with performances on Indian drums from New Mexico until 1 a.m.” Freeman Dyson in a letter to his parents, November 1, 1948
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Life on Other Planets

Specifically, what we know is more than simply that life showed up early; we also know that we are aware that life showed up early. Put differently, in order for us to exist, enough time had to have elapsed after abiogenesis occurred such that creatures could evolve who are capable of contemplating the frequency of inhabited planets.
Ideas
Freeman Dyson believes quasicrystals, which he studied with Paul Steinhardt when Steinhardt was a Member in the School of Natural Sciences more than twenty years ago, could provide some clues for solving the Riemann Hypothesis, which would illuminate pathways in many directions including its connection to random matrix theory. 

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