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Brian Greene on Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, and More


Through a remarkable series of theoretical and observational breakthroughs, science has given a sharp insight into the universe's earliest moments and future. Author and physicist Brian Greene joins host Dr. Jonathan Judaken for an in-depth discussion.  

Einstein once said, “Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Einstein could have been talking about author and physicist Brian Greene.

The Washington Post has called Brian Greene “the single best explainer of abstruse scientific concepts in the world.” He is the bestselling author of The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, as well as his breakout work, The Elegant Universe, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, won Britain’s top prize for a book on science, and has sold more than a million copies worldwide.

His books have been made into PBS television NOVA mini-series, and Greene continues to find new ways to bringing the latest science to wider audiences in compelling ways, including multiple TED Talks and an appearance on NPR's TED Radio Hour.

Host Dr. Jonathan Judaken talks to Greene, Co-founder and Director of Columbia’sInstitute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics about exploring string theory’s implications for theories of cosmology, the search for gravitational waves, quantum mechanics, "super string theory" (or "M-Theory"), the Big Bang, understanding how theoretical physics makes a difference to ordinary people who only live in four dimensions, and more. 

Greene is coming to Memphis on March 5, 2015 to give a free lecture at Rhodes College titled, “The Cosmos: From the Big Bang to the End of Time.” For information, visit the Rhodes College Communities in Conversation website.

For more information on Dr. Greene, you can visit his website.

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