A Theory of Everything?
Cultural discussion show. Tom Sutcliffe on a theory of everything with scientists Marcus du Sautoy, Roger Penrose and Suzie Sheehy, and novelist Joanna Kavenna.
On Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe asks if one day we might know everything. The mathematician Marcus du Sautoy and the physicist Roger Penrose explore the far reaches of knowledge, questioning whether certain fields of research will always lie beyond human comprehension. They ask how much fashion and faith shape scientific theories. The experimental physicist Suzie Sheehy attempts to build machines to test the latest theories, while Joanna Kavenna plays with a philosophical Theory of Everything in her latest novel A Field Guide to Reality.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
Sir Roger Penrose is the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at the University of Oxford.
Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe will be published by Princeton University Press in the autumn.
Marcus du Sautoy
|Interviewed Guest||Marcus du Sautoy|
|Interviewed Guest||Suzie Sheehy|
|Interviewed Guest||Roger Penrose|
|Interviewed Guest||Joanna Kavenna|