02/26/2013 | 7:30pm | Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder
The George Gamow Memorial Lecture Committee is proud to present the Forty-Eighth George Gamow Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. Dr. Brian Greene will deliver his lecture titled, “The Hidden Reality: From Unification to the Multiverse,” beginning at 7:30 in Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus.
Lecture Abstract: “Ever since Einstein, physicists have been seeking a unified description of nature’s forces. In this talk, which presumes no background in physics, we will follow the trail toward’s nature’s deepest laws and examine some of the potential–albeit hypothetical–consequences, including the strange possibility that our universe may not be the only universe.”
Dr. Brian Greene is professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder and director of the Institute for Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.
He is widely recognized for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry, which launched a vibrant field of research in physics, and mathematics. He is credited with the discovery of topology change, which showed that unlike Einstein’s General Relativity, in string theory the fabric of space can tear apart.
He is well known for his lucid and entertaining lectures and writing for general audiences, including The Elegant Universe, a Pulitzer Prize finalist that has sold more than one million copies. His latest book, The Hidden Reality, an exploration of the science of parallel universes, debuted at number 4 on the New York Times bestseller list.