Exploring Quantum Reality: Robbert Dijkgraaf on “The Joy of x” Podcast

On The Joy of x podcast, mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world’s leading scientists about their lives and work.

On this week's episode, Strogatz is joined by Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor. Dijkgraaf and Strogatz explore quantum reality, discussing the frontiers of string theory and why space and time might not be the most fundamental things in the universe.

A previous episode features Alex Kontorovich, von Neumann Fellow (2017–18) and Member (2016, 2013–14, 2009–10) in the School of Mathematics, on the absolute truth of pure mathematics.

Listen now at Quanta Magazine.