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Brian Greene

Columbia University

Brian Greene is a professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University, author of "The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory" (2003) and host of NOVA's "The Elegant Universe" (2003).

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Today's Highlights | February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Also on Today's Show: A stunning new report shows that childhood obesity rates have dropped by 43 percent for kids 2- to 5-years-old...Early voting started this week in Texas and the race for Governor, along with some other statewide offices, might just show where the Republic and Democratic parties are headed down the road....Scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are using imaging tools to better manage one of the worst droughts in this country's recorded history...World Science U provides another entry point in the online education universe and aims to make science visual, interactive, and exciting.

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WorldScienceU

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival and professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University, talks about his new website, WorldScienceU, which is attempting to bring science education to the masses.

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Higgs and Englert Win Nobel Prize in Physics

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles." Joining us to discuss what the award means and why the Higgs boson is so important to the field of quantum physics is Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University.

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The Trouble with Everything

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The desire to trace your way back to the very beginning, to understand everything -- whether it's the mysteries of love or the mechanics of the universe -- is deeply human. It might also be deeply flawed.

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New Photos Capture 'Oldest Light' in the Universe

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New photos from the European Space Agency’s Planck surveyor of the "oldest light" in the universe could significantly change our understanding of the origins of the universe. Brian Greene, theoretical physicist and string theorist at Columbia University, explains what scientists hope to learn from these images.

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Please Explain: The Higgs Boson

Friday, July 20, 2012

Early this month, researchers at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced that they found convincing evidence of a new particle called the Higgs boson. Sometimes called the “god particle,” the Higgs boson gives mass to the elementary particles that make up the universe. Brian Greene, Professor of Mathematics and Physics and author of The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, and Kyle Cranmer, Assistant Professor of Physics at New York University, help us decipher what the Higgs is and why it matters, and explain how the Large Hadron Collider works.

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Brian Greene on 'The Fabric of the Cosmos'

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Have you ever wondered why we see time move forward, but never backward? Are you uncertain about how time and space relate to each other? Do you wonder if there are other universes out there that are similar to our own? If so, you’re not alone. Physicist and bestselling author Brian Greene has been delving into these questions his whole life.

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Science Festival

Friday, June 03, 2011

Steven Weinberg, director of the Theory Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin and Nobel Laureate in physics and Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival, professor of mathematics & physics at Columbia University, and author of The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, talk about the state of scientific exploration and education funding.

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Brian Greene on Parallel Universes and the Cosmos

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Physicist Brian Greene discusses whether our universe is the only universe and explains recent science that shows our universe may be just one among many. His book The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos is a far-reaching survey of cutting-edge physics and a remarkable journey to the very edge of reality. He shows the range of different “multiverse” theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space.

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Guest Picks: Brian Greene

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Brian Greene stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about parallel universes, and shared some of his favorite picks.

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Falling

Monday, September 20, 2010

We plunge into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, and upend some myths about falling cats.

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Taking the Plunge

Monday, September 20, 2010

Three stories that upend our pre-conceived notions about falling:

3. Falling Cats: David Quammen ponders the terminal velocity of a plummeting cat, teaches Jad a new word, and helps clear up some fallacies of feline physics.

4. Constantly Falling: Brian Greene explains why he can't answer the most basic question you can ask a physicist: "why do we fall?"

5. Falling Fortunes: Garrett Soden and Joan Murray introduce us to the 20th Century's greatest "gravity hero"--who, despite being the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel, ultimately landed in a poorhouse.

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What?! Teleportation does exist?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Scientists have teleported information between two atoms. All it took was zapping them for a few picseconds with laser pulses while they were trapped in a vacuum that was surrounded by metal electrodes and an invisible cage of electromagnetic fields. Sound wacky? Well, it is quantum mechanics. Before you start singing, "Beam me up, Scotty," listen to The Takeaway's favorite physicist Brian Greene talk teleportation.

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Icarus Revisited

Thursday, November 27, 2008

In his new book, Icarus at the Edge of Time, leading physicist Brian Greene reimagines the Icarus fable, set on the starship Proxima on a twenty-five-trillion mile journey.

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Use Your Time Wisely

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Most people spend their money more wisely than they spend their time. Find out how understanding the psychology of time can lead to happier and healthier lives. Also: the story of one man’s kayak expedition along Vietnam’s northern coastline. Plus, conversations with two physicists: Brian Greene and Frank Wilczek.

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Scientists may have seen dark matter

Friday, November 21, 2008

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Icarus Revisited

Monday, September 15, 2008

In his new book, Icarus at the Edge of Time, leading physicist Brian Greene reimagines the Icarus fable, set on the starship Proxima on a twenty-five-trillion mile journey.

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Brian Greene will be speaking and signing books
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Time After Time

Monday, September 15, 2008

Most people spend their money more wisely than they spend their time. Find out how understanding the psychology of time can lead to happier and healthier lives. Also: the story of one man’s kayak expedition along Vietnam’s northern coastline. Physicist Brian Greene reimagines the Icarus fable. And then we hear ...

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Smashing Particles

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Brian Greene, professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University and author of Icarus at the Edge of Time, talks about the Large Hadron Collider, which successfully completed its first test this morning.

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A Victory of Words

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

President Bush announced yesterday he will begin a drawdown of troops in Iraq beginning early next year. Newsweek’s Michael Hirsh evaluates how different candidates define success in the region.

Plus, the 17-mile long Large Hadron Collider starts accelerating particles today, but its purpose remains vague to ...