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SUMMARY:Graham Farmelo - The Universe Speaks in Numbers - Graham Farmelo (
University of Cambridge)
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DESCRIPTION:Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: Graham Farmelo - The Unive
rse Speaks in Numbers \n16 May 2019\n\nThe supreme task of the physicist\,
Einstein believed\, was to understand the 'miraculous' underlying order o
f the universe\, in terms of the most basic laws of nature\, written in ma
thematical language. Most physicists believe that it's best to seek these
laws by trying to understand surprising new experimental findings. Einstei
n and his peer Paul Dirac disagreed and controversially argued that new la
ws are best sought by developing the underlying mathematics.\n\nGraham wil
l describe how this mathematical approach has led to insights into both fu
ndamental physics and advanced mathematics\, which appear to be inextricab
ly intertwined. Some physicists and mathematicians believe they are workin
g towards a giant mathematical structure that encompasses all the fundamen
tal laws of nature. But might this be an illusion? Might mathematics be le
ading physics astray?\n\nGraham Farmelo is a Fellow at Churchill College\,
Cambridge and the author of 'The Strangest Man\,' a biography of Paul Dir
ac.\n\n5.00pm-6.00pm\nMathematical Institute\nOxford\n\nPlease email exter
nal-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk to register.\n\nOr watch live:\nhttps://www.f
acebook.com/OxfordMathematics/\nhttps://livestream.com/oxuni/farmelo\n\nTh
e Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Marke
ts.\nSpeakers:\nGraham Farmelo (University of Cambridge)
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (Lecture Theatre 1)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6
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