* We look at the different conceptions of 'infinity' that exist in mathematics, science and philosophy.
* We ask whether it is possible for physical infinities to arise in the universe and whether a machine could ever complete an infinite number of tasks in a finite time.
* And if so, what would it mean?
* The answers to these questions will take us from Zeno's paradox to the beginning of the universe and the centre of black holes.
All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: gresham.ac.uk
Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website.