The Mystery of Our Mathematical Universe

On October 10, Steve spoke with physicist S. James Gates, Jr. and science writer Margaret Wertheim about the universal language of the universe: math. Can we see the hidden order of the natural world by studying the equations that govern it? And can we see true beauty in numbers? Their discussion is embedded below. 

This event is part of the Conversations on the Nature of Reality series presented by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Nour Foundation — the full series brings together leading scientists and thinkers to explore the fundamental nature of reality through the lens of scientific inquiry and personal experience.