Physicist, string theorist and author of The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts. The Washington Post described him as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.”
In his national bestseller, The Elegant Universe, Greene recounted how the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics transformed our understanding of the universe, and introduced us to string theory, a concept that might be the key to a unified theory of the universe. The book sold more than a million copies and became an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning NOVA special that Greene hosted. His second book, The Fabric of the Cosmos, spent six months on The New York Times bestseller list and is currently being adapted into a four-part NOVA miniseries airing in the fall of 2011 on PBS. Greene's latest New York Times bestseller, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, was published in January 2011.
A graduate of Harvard and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Greene is a professor in both Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University. He has written essays for NPR, Wired Magazine and The New York Times. In 2008, Brian Greene co-founded The World Science Festival. An annual event, its mission is to take science out of the laboratory, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating to the general public.
Sponsored by the UM-Flint Department of Physics
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Harding Mott University Center Michigan Rooms
Booksigning immediately follows
The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore will have copies of Dr. Greene’s books for sale before and after the event.