How To Academy Science: Nature’s Hidden Symmetry | Iain McGilchrist & Guests (Part 3)

Running Time: 00:17:01 

From financial markets and traffic flows to earthquakes, black holes and the distribution of galaxies in the universe, the study of patterns that govern our lives and the natural world has long fascinated mathematicians, scientists and philosophers. But now evidence is mounting that these seemingly disconnected phenomena are all governed by a “hidden hand” that lies at the heart of everything: symmetry.

Dr Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, philosopher and literary scholar. He is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the Royal Society of Arts, as well as a former Clinical Director of the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. His previous book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World reached international recognition and acclaim and has placed him as one of the greatest thinkers and philosophers of our time. On YouTube, his appearances on RSA (on the Divided Brain), Perspectiva (with Jordan Peterson), Jordan B Peterson (on a Brain divided and The master and his emissary), Tom Bilyeu (Everything you know about the brain is wrong), Russell Brand (Left vs Right – is your brain controlled by corrupt systems), Sam Harris (the divided mind), The Weekend University (Matter and Consciousness), Theories of everything with Curt Jaimungal (on Existence, being, the limits of reason and language), Rebel Wisdom (on certainty and flow), Awakening with Russell (why do we all perceive reality differently?), Unbelievable?, Tom Bilyeu, MetaLearn, and Ralston College (The coincidence of opposites) – have amassed millions of views combined.

Denis Noble CBE FRS is a world renowned physiologist. He held the Burdon Sanderson Chair of Cardiovascular Physiology at Oxford, and was appointed Professor Emeritus and co-Director of Computational Physiology. Professor Noble is one of the pioneers of systems biology and developed the first viable mathematical model of the working heart. He is one of the founders of the new field of Systems Biology and is the author of the first popular science book on the subject, The Music of Life (2006). On Youtube, Denis has been featured on 4Freedom4Liberty and Unbelievable?.

Dimitra Rigopoulou is Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford. Prior to her arrival at Oxford, she worked at the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany. Her research activity focuses on the physics behind the processes that govern star formation in galaxies.

Benedict Rattigan is Director of the Schweitzer Institute, a think-tank that promotes an ethic of ‘reverence for life’ through educational programs, community outreach projects, a peer-reviewed journal and university conferences. He is Joint Supervising Editor, with Denis Noble, of Bi-Symmetrics: The Journal of Symmetry & Asymmetry.