“If you go down the rabbit hole, you find that whenever you ask for purpose you end up asking what the purpose of life is. And to that, not even scientists have an answer.”

Sabine Hossenfelder is a theoretical physicist working on quantum gravity and modifications of general relativity. Her interests extend to multiple disciplines including philosophy and sociology of science. Sabine also manages to find time in her busy schedule to produce music videos and work as a freelance science writer, with her work published in Scientific American, New Scientist and Quanta Magazine. You can also find her ideas in her popular blog ‘Backreaction’.

Author of Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, she comes to HowTheLightGetsIn to discuss the fate of the theory of supersymmetry and the make-up of our universe.

“A physicist who is utterly fearless, completely honest, and quite funny.” Peter Woit, mathematical physicist

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