An evening with Dr Brian Greene

An evening with Dr Brian Greene

If you’re going to ride any waves, what better than the gravitational ones that so many of you rode in to see An Evening with Dr Brian Greene! Yet again, you wonderful Thinkers, we want to thank you for making this event across its respective cities the massive success that it was – if and when we encounter our alternate selves in the multiverse, we are the universe that has earned bragging rights to the best shows (though they might beat us to the travel…).

With his unrivalled enthusiasm, Dr Brian Greene gushed of the wonders and discoveries unravelling in the fabric of our cosmos, women in STEM and why science is not a boys’ club, religion’s position in educational institutions, and – our favourite frenemy – time. And the team at Think Inc. experienced some very positive physiological reactions at the amount of love that was shared on social media:

An overwhelming show of support for Brian Greene, Think Inc., and our mutual mission to spread the wonders of science to audiences of all ages, genders and professions never ceases to slow us down, and we promise to continue bringing to Australia the biggest, brightest minds! From every atom, every string of our quantum beings – thank you!

Quantum entanglement. The Higgs-Boson. The brisk expansion of the universe. Gravitational waves. The last decade in science has been good to us, because we've been good to it. So where to from here? Are other universes within our reach? Can we neatly tie everything together in a single unified theory? Does a 'god' have any place in this unfurling? Find out with famed physicist Dr Brian Greene!"

“Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.”

In 2014, Think Inc. had the pleasure of wowing Australian audiences with (and introducing many new ones to) the concept of string theory: an ambitious theoretical framework that seeks to reshape the way we understand the physical world from being particle-based to being comprised of one-dimensional interacting ‘strings’. Beyond this, like general relativity and quantum field theory before it, string theory attempts to combine the interaction of all four fundamental forces of the universe into one simple equation: a unified ‘theory of everything’.

An evening with Dr Michio Kaku sent our imaginations and interpretations of the physical world into overdrive, and in 2016 the adventure towards understanding and grasping string theory continues with Dr Brian Greene.

Brian Greene attended the prestigious Harvard University from 1980, and in 1987 received his PhD in physics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Though one of the world’s renowned string theorists, his goals lie far beyond unraveling the mysteries of our universe.

As the author of The Elegant Universe (1999), The Fabric of the Cosmos (2005), The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (2011), and the sci-fi novella Icarus at the Edge of Time (2008), Greene’s career as a science communicator makes him the gravitational force that brings mind-bending concepts of theoretical physics down to Earth for the nourishment of a scientifically literate – or at the very least, scientifically interested – society.

In 2016, Dr Brian Greene will be gravitating towards Australian shores, descending from his orbit and landing in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney for the month of March. Think Inc. – the team behind the Australian tours of Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sam Harris, Dr Michio Kaku, Dr Cornel West and ‘The Amazing’ James Randi – continue their mission of endowing the Australian public with critical thought via a series of informative and entertaining talks by the world’s leading intellectuals.

 

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