Tuesday Talk: Brian Greene on ‘Multiverse’ at TED [VIDEO]

Popular physics lecturer and author, Brian Greene, talks about the possibility of multiverse existence at TED. From TED:

Greene, a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, has focused on unified theories for more than 25 years, and has written several best-selling and non-technical books on the subject including The Elegant Universe, a Pulitzer finalist, and The Fabric of the Cosmos—each of which has been adapted into a NOVA mini-series. His latest book, The Hidden Reality, explores the possibility that our universe is not the only universe.

Greene believes science must be brought to general audiences in new and compelling ways, such as his live stage odyssey, Icarus at the Edge of Time, with original orchestral score by Philip Glass, and the annual World Science Festival, which he co-founded in 2008 with journalist Tracy Day.

Greene has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996. He 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. (Yeah, I don’t have the faintest clue what any of that is either.)

You can order Greene’s books and DVD below the video.

Marty Duren

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