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It is often said that mathematics is a universal language that we could use to make contact with another intelligence. But is that really the case? Or is this just a disguised version of anthropocentrism?
Dr Keith Devlin has written 31 mathematics books and over 80 published research articles. He is the recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award.
The golden ratio is a fascinating number, but how much of what you read (or believe) is true—and what are the common myths? Join us as Stanford mathematician, award-winning author, and NPR "Math Guy" Keith Devlin examines the evidence and separates fact from fiction.
Devlin received a special introduction from Jim Simons, founder of Renaissance Technologies and winner of the Veblen Prize in Geometry.
What is time? What is space? How did the Universe start? Does infinity exist? Join Plus and FQXi on a journey exploring these and many more questions on the frontiers of physics. What do you think is science fiction and what is science fact? Find out more about scientific developments in these areas, ask your own questions and debate the answers!
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