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Brian Greene

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe Mon, Mar 9 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Presented through the generosity of Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing Brian Greene is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts. A professor of physics and of mathematics at Columbia University, Greene has been described by The Washington Post as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” Greene is the author of three acclaimed books – The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos and The Hidden Reality – which have collectively sold more than two million copies, been translated into more than 40 languages and spent 65 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His books are also the basis of two Emmy and Peabody Award-winning NOVA miniseries, both of which Greene hosted. His new book, Until the End of Time, will be released in late February of 2020. Greene’s illustrated novella Icarus at the Edge of Time, adapted for live symphonic presentation with an original score by Philip Glass, premiered at Lincoln Center and has been performed more than 50 times worldwide. Greene’s work for the stage, Light Falls, traces Einstein’s discovery of general relativity and features an original score by House of Cards composer Jeff Beal and visual design by the Tony Award-winning team from 59 Productions.

Together with journalist Tracy Day, Greene is the co-founder of The World Science Festival, which brings cutting-edge science programming to broad audiences. The festival’s live flagship events, in New York and Australia, have reached an audience of more than two million and more than 50 million have experienced the festival’s offerings online. A Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar, Greene is a frequent television guest, joining Stephen Colbert eight times and playing himself in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. He has also had cameo roles in a number of Hollywood films including Frequency, Maze, and The Last Mimzy. Greene is currently director of Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics. Books are available for purchase in the lobby and a signing follows the event

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