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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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©2019 Graham Farmelo (P)2019 Faber Audio

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  • Heisenberg
  • 05-06-19

Quite a dry history of mathematics in physics.

I found this to be quite a dry history of the developments in physics/mathematics that has been told many times before in popular physics books. It became more interesting in later chapters, looking at more recent developments, but I still found myself looking too frequently at how much time was remaining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-25-19

Brilliant

This book really explain the relationship between mathematics and physics I would listen to it with the pdf though as when I first read though it I didn’t have it and had no idea what was going on but great listen over all

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  • 07-18-19

a dense narrative but interesting

it took some concentration to stay with the narrative but it was a highly informative listen. recommended to anyone qith an interest in maths and physics