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Physicist Argues Reality is Simply a Mathematical Structure


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Courtesy Max Tegmark
M.I.T. physicist Max Tegmark
Courtesy Max Tegmark
M.I.T. physicist Max Tegmark

Scientists have long pondered why it is that mathematics so effectively explain how the world works. M.I.T. physicist Max Tegmark has a theory -- he argues that the universe is actually a mathematical structure. Tegmark joins us to discuss that theory, his belief in parallel universes and his book, "Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality."

Host: Penny Nelson

Guests:

  • Max Tegmark, associate professor of physics at M.I.T. and author of "Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality"

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