For beloved scientist Carlo Rovelli and renowned sculptor Antony Gormley, all culture is one; science, art and philosophy are in continuous dialogue, each nourished by the other.
A fearless free spirit, renowned scientist, and bestselling author whose Seven Brief Lessons on Physics confirmed him as the heir to Hawking’s crown as a science communicator of exceptional eloquence, able to convey the majesty and strangeness of our universe to the layman with rare and exquisite poetry, Carlo Rovelli is undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers of our century to date.
The recipient of the Turner Prize, a knighthood, commissions for public artworks across the world and innumerable other honours and awards, Antony Gormley is globally renowned as a sculptor of exceptional ambition and insight; an artist whose works are concerned with fundamental questions of where human beings stand in relation to nature and the cosmos.
In this unmissable livestream event, they will investigate the mysteries and insights of science and of art, from Newton’s alchemy to Einstein’s mistakes, the nature of consciousness to the meaning of atheism. Underlying all these is a fundamental inquiry: what does it mean to be awake in the universe?
The event takes place at 6:30pm GMT and includes access to a replay video available 48 hours after the event to enjoy with no time limit.