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Podcast Profile: The Universe Speaks in Numbers

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25 episodes
2019 to 2020
Median: 21 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience


Description (podcaster-provided):

In The Universe Speaks in Numbers award-winning science writer Graham Farmelo is in conversation with some of the great names in modern physics and mathematics. Among the interviewees are Michael Atiyah, Ruth Britto, Lance Dixon, Simon Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Juan Maldacena, Michela Massimi, Roger Penrose, Martin Rees, Simon Schaffer and Edward Witten.To read more see Graham's book The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets.
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Theoretical physics • Fundamental mathematics • Symmetry breaking • Quantum field theory • String theory • Multiverse concept • Higgs boson • Gauge theory • Black holes • Science communication • History of science

"The Universe Speaks in Numbers" is a podcast that delves into the intricate relationship between mathematics and physics through conversations with some of the most prominent figures in these fields. Hosted by award-winning science writer Graham Farmelo, the show features interviews with leading physicists and mathematicians who discuss their groundbreaking work and share insights into the fundamental forces and structures of nature.

The podcast explores a range of compelling topics at the intersection of mathematics and physics, often highlighting how mathematical theories and techniques have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of physical phenomena. Common themes across the episodes include symmetry breaking, gauge theory, the Standard Model of particle physics, string theory, and the intriguing concepts of multiverses and black holes. Discussions frequently touch upon the historical and contemporary contributions of both fields to our knowledge of the universe, showcasing the importance of their symbiotic relationship.

Additionally, the podcast offers reflections on the personal and professional journeys of these scientists, providing listeners with an understanding of how their careers have evolved, their significant discoveries, and their perspectives on the future of their disciplines. Topics of interest within the episodes range from fundamental particles and field theory to cosmology and experimental physics, illustrating the broad scope of inquiry and innovation taking place at the cutting edge of these sciences.

Through Graham Farmelo's expert moderation, the conversations weave a coherent narrative about the ongoing collaboration between physics and mathematics, underlining how this partnership continues to yield new insights into the nature of reality. This podcast serves as an intellectual exploration of the profound ways in which modern mathematics illuminates our comprehension of the universe's deepest secrets, offering listeners a rich and informative experience in fundamental scientific thought.


Episodes:
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Phil Anderson interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2020-Apr-02
45 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Nima Arkani-Hamed interviewed by Graham Farmelo (part 2)
2020-Jan-16
18 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Martin Rees interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2020-Jan-02
22 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Karen Uhlenbeck interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Dec-12
15 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Steven Weinberg interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Nov-28
65 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Zohar Komargodski interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Nov-07
18 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Simon Donaldson interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Oct-24
16 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Douglas Stanford and Pedro Vieira interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Oct-10
32 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Luis Álvarez-Gaumé interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-26
21 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Lenny Susskind interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-23
21 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Ruth Britto interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-19
14 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Michael Duff interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
21 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Lance Dixon interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
18 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Robbert Dijkgraaf interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
21 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Greg Moore interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
18 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Freeman Dyson interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
15 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Michela Massimi interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
22 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Juan Maldacena interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
17 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Roger Penrose interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
23 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Michael Green interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
21 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Edward Witten interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
26 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Val Gibson interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
22 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Simon Schaffer interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
33 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Michael Atiyah interviewed by Graham Farmelo
2019-Sep-02
26 minutes
Episode Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Nima Arkani-Hamed interviewed by Graham Farmelo (part 1)
2019-Sep-02
19 minutes