Brian Greene

In a livestream interview on April 29, 2021, world-renowned theoretical physicist Brian Greene discusses his book, Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and the Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe. Contents of this page also include his appearance from September 29, 2009, at the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas. Progressive Forum founder Randall Morton interviews Brian Greene in both.


SHORT 2021. Theoretical physicist Brian Greene reflects on the evolutionary utility of art, religion, and God, along with his perspective on open mindedness. (8:06)

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In a reflective interview, world-renowned theoretical physicist Brian Greene answers deep, existential questions on meaning, impermanence, string theory, the big bang, math as language of the cosmos, consciousness, religion and God, and more. (37:14)

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SHORT 2021. Life and the universe are going to end. Where then does that leave us? What are the benefits of impermanence? (4:12)

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SHORT 2021. What’s your advice for those feeling stuck as far as meaning and purpose? (3:03)

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SHORT 2021. The static on our portable radios, between stations, is over 13 billion years old, left over from the big bang! What does that static tell us when we study it? (3:03)

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


Brian Greene is a world-renowned theoretical physicist who has made groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory towards explaining the fundamental forces of nature and the cosmos. He is the author of The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, which have collectively spent more than 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. He has hosted two Emmy Award-winning NOVA series on PBS based on his books. He co-founded the annual World Science Festival in New York City, attended by more than 2 million visitors over 10 years, with millions more viewing online. The Washington Post called him the "single-best explainer of abstruse ideas in the world today.” At Columbia University, he is professor of physics and mathematics as well as director of the Center for Theoretical Physics.

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