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).

Brian Greene appears in the following:

The World Science Festival Comes Back to Town

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene and oceanographer Sylvia Earle talk about this year's line-up of events.


When Black Holes Collide

Friday, February 12, 2016

Exactly 100 years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. And finally, after decades of research, scientists are able to confirm this existence.

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Will There Ever Be Another Einstein?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, we explore how a scientist becomes an icon. We also wonder whether it can ever be done again.  

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A Century of Relativity

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Alan Alda and Brian Greene discuss the centenary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, and other highlights of this year's World Science Festival. 

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Alan Alda Takes on the World Science Festival

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In "Dear Albert" - a staged reading of letters written by Albert Einstein - you get an impression of a man grappling with big ideas...and a complicated love-life. Alan Alda, actor and...

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Alan Alda and Brian Greene on Science as Storytelling

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The actor and the physicist weigh in on ways to humanize scientific insights and groundbreaking discoveries, as they participate in the 2014 World Science Festival in New York.

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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 ...

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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 o...

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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 ...


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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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.


Taking the Plunge

Monday, September 20, 2010

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

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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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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 b...


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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