Episode 530

Freeman Dyson - Biological and Cultural Evolution [2.19.2019]

February 19th, 2019

59 mins 34 secs

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About this Episode

FREEMAN DYSON, emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, in addition to fundamental contributions ranging from number theory to quantum electrodynamics, has worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied. His books include Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, Infinite in All Directions, Maker of Patterns, and Origins of Life. Freeman Dyson's Edge Bio Page.

Read the essay: https://www.edge.org/conversation/freeman_dyson-biological-and-cultural-evolution