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Maggie Aderin-Pocock hosts

Space scientist and presenter of The Sky at Night; voted one of Britain’s top 10 most influential black people

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The Elegant Universe


The world around us is manifestly complex. Yet from Aristotle to Einstein, we have found truth in elegant simplicity. Do our theories stand the test of time because the universe has an eye for aesthetics? Or are simplicity and Occam's Razor false idols that hide the messy nature of reality?