Friday, April 21, 2017

Marcus du Sautoy and an Appreciation of Science

For all the talk today about science and technology, it seems that sometimes the frontiers of science are simply a new app, a new way to shop or play games. All of which somehow does a disservice to the real value of science to change the world.  It can make us forget the wonder of discovery, and how science has allowed us to know what we know, about the world around around us.

This appreciation for science is at the heart of today marches around the country, and in the work of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy. His latest is The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science

My conversation with Marcus du Sautoy: