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?
Renowned space scientist and presenter of The Sky at Night, Maggie was voted one of Britain’s top 10 most influential black people by the UK Power List.