REALITY SINCE EINSTEIN - HOSTED BY PROFESSOR BRIAN GREENE
Brian Randolph Greene (born
February 9, 1963) is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician,
and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since
co-founding it in 2008. Greene has worked on mirror symmetry, relating two different Calabi–Yau
manifolds (concretely, relating the conifold to one of its orbifolds). He also described the flop transition, a mild form of topology change, showing that topology in string theory can change at the conifold point.
Greene has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public, The
Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time, The
Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and related PBS television
specials. He also appeared on The Big Bang Theory episode "The
Herb Garden Germination", as well as the films Frequency and The
Last Mimzy. He is currently a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.