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Marcus du Sautoy: “Humans will never know if the universe is infinite”

Mathematics are a key language to understand the complex (and opaque) systems that make the world go round, be it economics, algorithms or AI. Marcus du Sautoy is a Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and an impassioned science advocate of which he left evidence when attending the Biennal de Pensament Ciutat Oberta. In his own words, one thing that motivates him most is to research the unknown, for example, whether the Universe is infinite or not. We discussed about the limits of knowledge, of science and mathematics, ranging from scientific revolutions such as quantum theory to the impact of AI in our lives.

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Participants: Marcus du Sautoy

19 February 2019