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Harmony and Balance

Cultural discussion programme. Mary Ann Sieghart discusses harmony and balance with Frank Wilczek, Shobana Jeyasingh, Matt Parker and Gerald Finley.

Mary Ann Sieghart discusses harmony and balance, in the universe and on a smaller scale. She is joined by Nobel Prize winning physicist Frank Wilczek, whose new book examines whether beauty is one of the organising principles of the universe, and by the choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, who uses dance to explore our relationship with science and technology. The mathematician and standup comedian Matt Parker outlines things you can make and do in the fourth dimension, and the Canadian baritone opera singer and keen amateur astronomer Gerald Finley brings his perspective to bear.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design is published by Allen Lane.

Shobana Jeyasingh

Shobana Jeyasingh is a choreographer.

Trespass is in development and will premiere in 2016.

Matt Parker

Matt Parker is the Public Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London and a stand-up comedian.

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension is published by Penguin.

Gerald Finley

Gerald Finley is a bass-baritone opera singer.

Guillaume Tell is on at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden until 17 July.


Role Contributor
Presenter Mary Ann Sieghart
Interviewed Guest Frank Wilczek
Interviewed Guest Shobana Jeyasingh
Interviewed Guest Matt Parker
Interviewed Guest Gerald Finley
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 6 Jul 2015 09:00
  • Mon 6 Jul 2015 21:30