Brian Greene 2017

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“Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.”

2016 was full of highlights in the multiverse of physics – the discovery of gravitational waves, a potential ‘fifth fundamental force’, and that our universe has ten times more galaxies than previously thought, bumping the number up into the trillions.  For Australia in particular, one of these highlights was the visit of superstar physicist Dr Brian Greene. His return to Australian shores in 2017 is proof of lightning striking twice.

Attending the prestigious Harvard University from 1980, and in 1987 receiving his PhD in Physics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, Dr Brian Greene has dedicated the majority of his career to the concept of string theory, which not only reimagines the very structure of our universe but extends its ambition by attempting to combine understanding the interaction of all four fundamental forces of the universe (gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear and weak nuclear) into one simple equation: a unified ‘theory of everything’.

When not carrying on this legacy of Albert Einstein, Dr Greene is renowned as one of the world’s leading science communicators, condensing the complex quandaries of the cosmos to enrich the public imagination with both fact and furor. Authoring 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 reimagining of the Greek myth of Icarus with Icarus at the Edge of Time (2008), Dr Greene’s goal is to universalise science and scientific interest, democratising it from the ivory towers of academia and down to the ground where the impact is greatest.

Continuing its tradition of bringing superstar physicists such as Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr Lisa Randall, and Dr Michio Kaku to Australian shores, Think Inc. gleefully welcomes the return of Dr Brian Greene in 2017 to blow our minds once more.

 

Single admission tickets only on public sale 8 December 2016.

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