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137: Carl Jung, Wolfgang Pauli and the pursuit of a scientific obsession

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November
262010

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Speaker: Professor Arthur Miller, University College London

In 1932 an obsession with the numbers 3, 4 and 137 sparked a strange friendship between the physicist Wolfgang Pauli and the psychoanalyst Carl Jung - a unique meeting of minds. Which is the primal number that seems to hint at the origins of the universe?

This lecture is now FULLY BOOKED. Please email Felicity Henderson (felicity.henderson@royalsociety.org) to be added to the waiting list in case a seat becomes available.

137: Carl Jung, Wolfgang Pauli and the pursuit of a scientific obsession

In 1923 an obsession with the numbers 3, 4 and 137 sparked a strange friendship between the physicist Wolfgang Pauli and the psychoanalyst Carl Jung - a unique meeting of minds. Which is the primal number that seems to hint at the origins of the universe?

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK