Graham Farmelo – The Universe Speaks in Numbers


One of the great mysteries of science is that its fundamental laws are written in the language of mathematics. Graham Farmelo’s thrilling new book shows how modern maths has helped physicists to rethink gravity, space, and time.

The Universe Speaks in Numbers takes us on an adventure from the Enlightenment to the present with a vibrant cast of characters, illuminating the most exciting and controversial developments in contemporary thought. Always lively and authoritative, Farmelo navigates the listener through the huge imaginative leaps that are edging us towards a radically new conception of the nature of our universe.

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Author: Graham Farmelo
Narrator: Hugh Kermode
Duration: 8 hours 37 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2005
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Language: English

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I found this to be a very comprehensive history of cosmology that is well written and well read. It is written for the lay person and is therefore easy to understand. It was an enjoyable listening experience, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the subject of cosmology.