Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University; Author, The Elegant Universe
Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and widely recognized for groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discoveries of mirror symmetry and topology change. His book The Elegant Universe was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The Washington Post called him “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” His latest project, World Science U, makes science education available online to all. He has hosted two Emmy-nominated “NOVA” specials based on his books, one of which won a George Foster Peabody Award. Greene is co-director of Columbia’s Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics and co-founder of World Science Festival.