An Evening with Best-Selling Author Brian Greene in Melbourne - Proudly Supported by CoEPP and AusHEP

CoEPP and AusHEP proudly support the ThinkInc event An Evening with Brian Greene as part of his debut Australian Tour in March, 2016.

Dr Brian Greene, is at the forefront of string theory research – a theoretical framework in physics that aims to transform the way the physical world is understood, from being particle-based to a series of interacting one-dimensional ‘strings’.

When not in the process of revolutionising the way we understand the fabric of the physical world, as a science communicator Greene weaves the intense complexities of physics into simpler understandings, a translation of mind-bending concepts easily digestible for those with all levels of interest in science, from infant to casual to academic. In March of 2016,Greene will illuminate the dark corners of scientific literacy in a series of talks across Australia.

Brian Greene attended the prestigious Harvard University from 1980, and in 1987 received his PhD in physics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1996, Greene received full professorship at Columbia University, where he is now co-director of the Institute for Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP), and using superstring theory aims to provide answers to cosmological questions, doing away with religious dogmatic explanations in the process. His work in science education has made him the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Richtmyer Memorial Award in 2012.

In the pursuit of making the abstract accessible, Greene has also penned The Elegant Universe (1999), the New York Times bestseller The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (2005), The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (2011), and the novella Icarus at the Edge of Time (2008), a sci-fi retelling of the classical Greek myth.


Saturday 19 March | Melbourne Park Function Centre, Melbourne

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016
6.00 PM