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Podcast Profile: The Universe Speaks in Numbers

podcast imageTwitter: @grahamfarmelo (followed by 49 science writers)
Site: grahamfarmelo.com
25 episodes
2019 to 2020
Average episode: 24 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Math • Physics

Podcaster's summary: 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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List Updated: 2022-Jun-29 12:07 UTC. Episodes: 25. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2020-Apr-02 • 46 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Phil Anderson interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Phil Anderson was one of the most creative theoretical physicists of the past century. Graham interviewed him in 2014.
2020-Jan-16 • 18 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Nima Arkani-Hamed interviewed by Graham Farmelo (part 2)
The second part of leading theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed's inspiring interview with Graham.
2020-Jan-02 • 22 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Martin Rees interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Cosmologist Martin Rees on whether the pursuit of fundamental physics will one day run out of steam, become too expensive and perhaps too difficult to pursue.
2019-Dec-12 • 15 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Karen Uhlenbeck interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Karen Uhlenbeck talks candidly about how many mathematicians came only grudgingly to accept in the 1960s and 1970s that they could do first-class work by focusing on topics whose importance had first been emphasised by physicists.
2019-Nov-28 • 66 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Steven Weinberg interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Steven Weinberg, perhaps the most accomplished living theoretical physicist interviewed by Graham Farmelo.
2019-Nov-07 • 18 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Zohar Komargodski interviewed by Graham Farmelo
In this podcast Graham Farmelo interviews one of the most brilliantly creative young field theorists, Zohar Komargodski.
2019-Oct-24 • 16 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Simon Donaldson interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Simon Donaldson interviewedby Graham Farmelo.
2019-Oct-10 • 32 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Douglas Stanford and Pedro Vieira interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Douglas Stanford and Pedro Vieira interviewed by Graham Farmelo.
2019-Sep-26 • 21 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Luis Álvarez-Gaumé interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Graham Farmelo interviews director of the Simons Center, the Spanish string theorist Luis Álvarez-Gaumé.
2019-Sep-23 • 22 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Lenny Susskind interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Graham Farmelo interviews Lenny Susskind, Stanford University particle physicist.
2019-Sep-19 • 15 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Ruth Britto interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Graham Farmelo interviews Dublin-based physicist Ruth Britto.
2019-Sep-02 • 21 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Michael Duff interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Graham’s guest in this edition is the membrane pioneer Michael Duff.
2019-Sep-02 • 19 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Lance Dixon interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Graham Farmelo interviews Lance Dixon.
2019-Sep-02 • 22 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Robbert Dijkgraaf interviewed by Graham Farmelo
The Dutchman Robbert Dijkgraaf is a rarity – not only is he a top-class mathematical physicist, he is also one of the world’s finest science communicators.
2019-Sep-02 • 19 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Greg Moore interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Science writer Graham Farmelo in conversation with Greg Moore.
2019-Sep-02 • 15 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Freeman Dyson interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Science writer Graham Farmelo in conversation with theoretical physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson.
2019-Sep-02 • 23 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Michela Massimi interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Graham Farmelo in conversation with philosopher of science Michela Massimi.
2019-Sep-02 • 18 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Juan Maldacena interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Science writer Graham Farmelo in conversation with physicist Juan Maldacena.
2019-Sep-02 • 23 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Roger Penrose interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Science writer Graham Farmelo in conversation with mathematician-cosmologist Sir Roger Penrose.
2019-Sep-02 • 21 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Michael Green interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Science writer Graham Farmelo in conversation with string framework pioneer Michael Green.
2019-Sep-02 • 27 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Edward Witten interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Science writer Graham Farmelo in conversation with theoretical physicist Edward Witten.
2019-Sep-02 • 23 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Val Gibson interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Science writer Graham Farmelo in conversation with leading experimental particle physicist Val Gibson.
2019-Sep-02 • 33 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Simon Schaffer interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Science writer Graham Farmelo in conversation with historian of science Simon Schaffer.
2019-Sep-02 • 27 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Michael Atiyah interviewed by Graham Farmelo
Graham Farmelo in conversation with Sir Michael Atiyah on the links between pure mathematics and fundamental physics.
2019-Sep-02 • 20 minutes
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Nima Arkani-Hamed interviewed by Graham Farmelo (part 1)
Leading theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed gave Graham an inspiring interview about the mysterious harmony between pure mathematics and fundamental physics.