Impossibility: the limits of science - Professor John D Barrow FRS - Gresham College Lectures

Are there limits to science? We will look first at the questions which 19th-century commentators claimed would never be answered. Then we will explore the different types of limits – practical, computational, and fundamental – that constrain what we can know about the universe. Some of these limits are consequences of our nature, some are consequences of the universe’s nature, while others are consequences of the nature of knowledge itself. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: Twitter: Facebook:

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