Brian Greene: The universe on a string 
Brian Greene: The universe on a string
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Date Added: July 26, 2009

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February 2005



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Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe.



Brian Greene: Physicist



Brian Greene is perhaps the best-known proponent of superstring theory, the idea that minuscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe.



Why you should listen to him:



Brian Greene is perhaps the best-known proponent of superstring theory, the idea that minuscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe.



Greene was a math prodigy and a Rhodes scholar, who has written several best-selling and non-technical books on the subject, such as The Elegant Universe, a Pulitzer finalist, Aventis winner and the basis for a three-hour Nova special. He is a professor at Columbia University's Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics.



Greene is the co-founder of the 2008 World Science Festival, to be held May 28-June 1 in New York City.



"Greene has a rare gift for explaining the most challenging scientific ideas, and everyone can appreciate his refreshingly insightful explanations."



Jennifer Birriel in Astronomy



Source: www.ted.com

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