Brian Greene

Brian Greene

  • Brian Greene 
  • Professor of physics and mathematics, Columbia University

 

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics, is renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry and of spatial topology change. He is known to the public through his books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, which have collectively spent 65 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. The Washington Post called him “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” Professor Greene hosted two Peabody and Emmy Award winning NOVA miniseries based on his books and is a frequent television guest, joining Stephen Colbert seven times and playing himself in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. He has also had cameo roles in a number of Hollywood films including Frequency, Maze and The Last Mimzy. With producer Tracy Day, Greene co-founded the World Science Festival and he is the Director of Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics.

Presentations at Calvin University:

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time & the Texture of Reality
Part of the: January Series

Wednesday, January 12, 2005  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Howard & Marilyn Schuitema

Due to contractual restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Part of the: January Series

Wednesday, January 17, 2001  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett, LLP

Featured publication

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
by Brian Greene 

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