Forty-Eighth Gamow Memorial Lecture - Dr. Brian Greene

Dr. Brian Greene

Forty-Eighth George Gamow Memorial Lecture

Dr. Brian Greene

Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Columbia University

"The Hidden Reality: From Unification to the Multiverse"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:30 P.M.

Macky Auditorium
University of Colorado Boulder

Abstract: Ever since Einstein, physicists have been seeking a unified description of nature's forces. In this talk, which presumes no background in physics, we will follow the trail toward's nature's deepest laws and examine some of the potential--albeit hypothetical--consequences, including the strange possibility that our universe may not be the only universe.

 


Dr. Brian Greene is professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder and director of the Institute for Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

He is widely recognized for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry, which launched a vibrant field of research in physics, and mathematics. He is credited with the discovery of topology change, which showed that unlike Einstein's General Relativity, in string theory the fabric of space can tear apart.

He is well known for his lucid and entertaining lectures and writing for general audiences, including The Elegant Universe, a Pulitzer Prize finalist that has sold more than one million copies. His latest book, The Hidden Reality, an exploration of the science of parallel universes, debuted at number 4 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Professor Greene has had many media appearances, from Charlie Rose to David Letterman, and this three-part NOVA special based on The Elegant Universe won an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award, and the four-part NOVA special based on The Fabric of the Cosmos was nominated for a 2012 Emmy Award.

For more information on Dr. Greene and his work, please visit his Web site.