Freeman Dyson

In celebration of what would be physicist Richard Feynman's 100th birthday, the California Institute of Technology hosted a special two-day event (May 11–12, 2018) featuring his friends and family and some of the top scientists of today, including Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor ...
Town Hall Seattle hosted Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, in conversation with speculative fiction author Neal Stephenson and Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf at 6:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. EST) on May 9 at...
“The Noah’s Ark Egg is a way of making space colonies highly cost-effective. They’re very cheap, and also very powerful. They’re using miniaturization to spread life in the universe, not just for exploring," said Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural...
“Always when things are dull, something turns up to challenge us and to stop us from settling into a rut. Examples of things which made life difficult are all around us: comet impacts, ice ages, weapons, plagues, nuclear fission, computers, sex, sin and death. Not...
Nautilus presents short excerpts from nine of Freeman Dyson ’s letters taken from his new book Maker of Patterns, with a focus on his relationship with the physicist Richard Feynman. Dyson and Feynman had both professional and personal bonds: Dyson helped interpret...
Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, spoke with physicist and author Lisa Randall at the New York Public Library on April 10, 2018, about his new book Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018), a personal...
The history of each branch of science can be divided into three phases. The first phase is exploration, to see what nature is doing. The second phase is precise observation and measurement, to describe nature accurately. The third phase is explanation, to build theories that...
Kai Bird of the New York Times reviews Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson 's Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018), writing: "He knew Albert Einstein , Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger and, well, just about anyone worth knowing in the...
The Institute for Advanced Study will celebrate the publication of Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters by Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, with a public event at 5:30 p.m. on Friday , April...
Ann Finkbeiner of Nature reviews Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018) by Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, writing: “Dyson notices everything. He describes Americans’ friendliness as a result of their inattention to the...
Freeman Dyson, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, will recall his life story and recount many of the major advances in twentieth-century science in a discussion of his new autobiography Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018), at 6:00 p.m...
Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson will speak with physicist and author Lisa Randall about his new autobiography Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018), at 6:30 p.m. on April 10 at the New York Public Library. The volume of his letters to...