Monday, February 03, 2014

Brian Greene — Reimagining the Cosmos (On Being)

Dr. Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University. He is also co-founder of the World Science Festival. His books include The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality, and The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos.

He is one of the most entertaining science writers and television hosts (he has done several programs on physics and cosmology). This week he was the guest on NPR's On Being with Krista Tippett.

Brian Greene — Reimagining the Cosmos

January 30, 2014| On Being
Hosted by Krista Tippett

The discoveries which the physicist Brian Greene spends his life pondering lead to a thrilling, mind-bending view of the cosmos, and of the human adventure of modern science. Think of the certainties many of us grew up learning in school - now overtaken by the constant reimagining of the cosmos that is modern physics. The word “space” to describe what we now understand as a sphere teeming with mysterious energy and matter. In our lifetime the science fiction scenario of parallel universes has become a compelling mathematical possibility. Brian Greene works on this frontier, and he increasingly believes that the deepest realities are hidden from human senses and defy our best intuition.

A thrilling, mind-bending view of the cosmos and of the human adventure of modern science. In a conversation ranging from free will to the meaning of the Higgs boson particle, physicist Brian Greene suggests the deepest scientific realities are hidden from human senses and often defy our best intuition.


Radio Show/Podcast - (mp3, 51:00)
Unedited Interview - Brian Greene - (mp3, 84:55)

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