Keynote and Featured Guest Speakers
presented by Dr. Brian Greene
Tuesday, April 12th from 7:00-8:00 at Cobb Great Hall, The Wharton Center
Innovation, exploration, and discovery are deeply ingrained in human nature, and the keys to their success transcend disciplines. Professor 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.
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Brian Greene's first book, The Elegant Universe, was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, won Britain’s top prize for a book on science, has sold more than a million copies worldwide, and became an award winning three-part NOVA special. His second book, The Fabric of the Cosmos, was adapted to a four-part NOVA series, hosted by Dr. Greene, spent half a year on the New York Times bestseller list and inspired the Washington Post to call him “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.”
We thank the following sponsors for making this special evening with Dr. Greene possible and free of charge.
(This event will also serve as the Department of Physics and Astronomy's April colloquium)
Presented by Steve Wolf
Sunday, April 17th from 4:00-5:00 in the Chemistry Building, Room 138
Steve Wolf is an award winning stunt and special effects coordinator for TV and the movies. Steve uses science to make movies exciting and convincing. Discover the STEM concepts behind movie stunts and special effects, like explosions, fire, and fun!