Brian Greene

Leading theoretical physicist. Houston, Texas, Wortham Center, September 29, 2009.

Q&A. Multiple universes, black holes, why existence, paranormal, big bang, teaching science. 17:04.

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Brian Greene | September 29, 2009 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum


Brian Greene is a leading theoretical physicist who has made groundbreaking discoveries in string theory. For nearly 20 years, he’s been working on quantum gravity and unified theories. Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (2003), which was a Pulitzer finalist and was turned into an Emmy winning PBS Nova series which he hosted. Greene’s wit and humor have been on display as a guest of David Letterman, Charlie Rose, and Stephen Colbert. The Washington Post called him the “single best explainer of abstruse ideas in the world today.” A leader in connecting people to the joys of science, Greene founded the annual World Science Festival in New York City attended by 120,000 people a year. He’s also author of Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of the Universe (2005) and is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University. Greene’s appearance at The Progressive Forum marked the 400 year anniversary of the moment when Galileo turned his self-made telescope on the night sky in November 1609. We are pleased to share the Q&A portion of the event.

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