# The Universe Speaks in Numbers

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## The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Robbert Dijkgraaf interviewed by Graham Farmelo

Season 1, Ep. 12

The Dutchman Robbert Dijkgraaf is a rarity – not only is he a top-class mathematical physicist, he is also one of the world’s finest science communicators. In this bracing interview with Graham, Dijkgraaf lucidly describes the state of modern fundamental physics and the continually surprising – and extraordinarily productive – symbiosis between this science and modern mathematics. As Graham says: ‘Robbert gives us a real tour de force.’

This is one of a number of interviews given by world-class experts to Graham on the themes he explores in his new book *The Universe Speaks in Numbers*.