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The Science of Discworld - Professor Ian Stewart

16:07, Tue 24 Oct 2006

The Science of Discworld series weaves together a Discworld story by Terry Pratchett which examines what happens when wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity, with scientific commentary by two University of Warwick researchers (mathematician and chaos theory expert Professor Ian Stewart and reproductive Biologist Dr Jack Cohen) on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science.

Professor Ian Stewart is a member of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, but is also an honorary Wizard of the Unseen University. In our current podcast, Professor Stewart discusses the history of the Science of the Discworld books and explains why a leading mathematician is dabbling in the world of magic and fantasy.

Length: 16 minutes

(MP3 format, 15 MB


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