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Physicist and Noted Author Brian Greene to Keynote SC14

Brian Greene

Brian Greene

Today SC14 announced that physicist and best-selling author Brian Greene will be the keynote speaker at the conference.

Described by The Washington Post as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today,” Brian Greene is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts. Greene’s national bestseller, The Elegant Universe, recounts the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics. The book sold over a million copies, and became an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning NOVA special.

Greene’s second book, The Fabric of the Cosmos, spent six months on The New York Times Best Sellers list and was adapted into a NOVA miniseries on PBS. Greene’s latest bestseller, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, was published in January 2011.

Dr. Greene will officially open the conference with the keynote address on Tuesday, Nov. 18. He will discuss the impact of science on our society and the future of physics and our understanding of the universe around us.

A Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Greene is a professor in Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University. His work has been published in Wired Magazine and The New York Times, and Greene has appeared as on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. He has been a guest on Charlie Rose, Nightline, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Colbert Report.

SC14 takes place Nov. 16-21 in New Orleans.

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