Professor Andrew Briggs is the inaugural holder of the Chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. During our Summer Seminar 2017 he stated that science flourishes best in cultures that are also curious about questions which science cannot answer. In this video we ask him what kind of questions that might be.


  1. You say that science flourishes best in contexts in which are also curious about questions that science cannot answer. What would be examples of such questions? And what is your reason for thinking this?
  2. What do you, as a QM scientist, expect from the humanities?
  3. You speak about an entanglement between science and religion. Is that a good thong, or a liabilit?

Please listen to the interesting answers in the video below:

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