THE UNIVERSE SPEAKS IN NUMBERS
JERSEY ARTS CENTRE / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 14.00 / £8
SPONSORED BY JICAS
How Modern Maths Reveals Nature’s Deepest Secrets – a thrilling exploration of the relationship between physics and maths, and the leaps of imagination that have enriched our understanding of the universe.
Many of the world’s leading physicists are confident that they are on track to discover a new understanding of the universe which will entail a complete rethink of gravity, space and time. Always lively and authoritative, Farmelo navigates through some of the most exciting developments and controversies in modern thought. Is all this ‘fairy tale physics’ as some commentators complain? Are today’s superstar physicists abandoning the traditions of experimentally-rooted science? Farmelo tackles these arguments and explains the huge imaginative leaps that are edging us towards a radically new understanding of the nature of our universe.
Graham Farmelo is an award-winning science writer and biographer, specializing in physics and physicists. Formerly an academic, museum professional and undercover restaurant critic, he is now a Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge and is a regular visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He edited the bestselling It Must be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science in 2002. His biography of Paul Dirac, The Strangest Man, won the 2009 Costa Biography Award and the 2010 Los Angeles Times Science Book Prize. His last book was Churchill’s Bomb: A Hidden History of Britain’s First Nuclear Weapons Programme.Go back