Marcus du Sautoy and Robert Winston: What We Cannot Know
Marcus Du Sautoy
Chair: Raphael Zarum
This event took place on Sunday 5 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.
Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, scientist Robert Winston and Rabbi Raphael Zarum explore the limits of human knowledge to probe whether there is anything we truly cannot know. Every week headlines announce new breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe, new technologies that will transform our environment and new medical advances that will extend our lives. Science offers unprecedented insight into some of the big questions that exercise us most profoundly. Are there, however, questions that will remain forever answered?
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Marcus Du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books, including his recent What We Cannot Know. A frequent writer and broadcaster, he has also presented several popular television series.
Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College and Professor Emeritus of Fertility Studies. He is Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, Chairman of the governing body of the Royal College of Music, Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust and on the board of the UK Stem Cell Foundation and a trustee of the Royal Institution. He sits in the House of Lords.
Raphael Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies. He holds an MA in Education, a PhD in Theoretical Physics and has published a number of papers on Quantum Chaos Theory. He is a graduate of Jerusalem’s Mandel Leadership School and a leading Jewish educator both in the UK and worldwide.