Ockham's Razor - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Science & Medicine

William of Ockham was an English monk, philosopher, theologian, who provided the scientific method with its key principle 700 years ago. 'What can be done with fewer assumptions is done in vain with more,' he said. That is, in explaining any phenomenon, we should use no more explanatory concepts than are absolutely necessary. Simplicity should never be despised. Thoughtful people have their say, without interruption, on important science-related topics.


Maths is everywhere

October 19th, 2013

Episode 1 of 175 episodes

Stephanie Pradier from Melbourne works at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and is doing an Honours Degree in Physics. In this talk she points out that most people don't realise that maths is everywhere, for example in a conversation about a horse race, how to finance a home, in music etc., basically we're confronted with it during most activities in our lives.

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