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Science Matters: Inspiring Creativity and Discovery

Presentation by Brian Greene

Doors Open at 6:30 PM


Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:30 PM CT
Michelsen Hall
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For many, science brings to mind memories of a difficult or boring or irrelevant or intimidating subject once studied in school but long since left behind. To be sure, we all value the fruits of science and technology, but science itself is, for many, best left to the scientists, which is tragic. Science is our species’ most dramatic story of discovery, calling upon our deepest capacity for creativity and ingenuity. Instilling this perspective calls for a radical shift, in which science moves from the outskirts to the center of culture. In this talk, audiences explore key breakthroughs in science and grasp how abstract discovery can impact the all-too-human quest to understand how we fit into the cosmos.

About Brian Greene:

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.” Co-founder of the World Science Festival, Greene is a frequent television guest, joining Stephen Colbert eight times and playing himself in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. http://www.briangreene.org/

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