Physics historian Graham Farmelo talks about his latest book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets.
The Mathematical Language of Nature
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That’s physics historian Graham Farmelo. Long-time listeners may recall hearing him talk about his Paul Dirac biography, The Strangest Man, and the subsequent Churchill’s Bomb, about the early British efforts to develop a fission bomb. His latest book is The Universe Speaks in Numbers, about the relationship between physics and mathematics. A symposium on the subject took place recently at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. I caught up with Graham after the symposium.
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