Main Stage: Brian Greene, Physicist and String Theorist, Author

"The Drive to Innovate: Stories From the Frontiers of Discovery"

 

Date: Apr. 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration  |  1347 Prairie St., Aurora

“Greene has a rare gift for explaining the most challenging scientific ideas, and everyone can appreciate his refreshingly insightful explanations.”
— Jennifer Birriel, Astronomy

Innovation, exploration, and discovery are deeply ingrained in human nature, and the keys to their success transcend disciplines. Brian Greene uses three stories from the frontiers of science to examine how essential features — staying the course while shedding expectations, maintaining individuality while working collaboratively, accepting failure while pushing for success — can coalesce into breathtaking results. Sparking new insights, this presentation explores how we can unleash our innate drive to innovate.

Brian Greene is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts. The Washington Post described him as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.”

Greene’s national best-seller, “The Elegant Universe,” which recounts the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics, transformed our understanding of the universe and introduced string theory, a concept that might be the key to a unified theory of the universe. The book sold over a million copies and became an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning NOVA special that Greene hosted.

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