Brian Greene Biography
Brian Greene (born February 9, 1963) is a theoretical physicist and one of the
best-known string theorists.
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate
from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the physics
faculty of Cornell University in 1990, was appointed to a full professorship in
1995, and in 1996 joined Columbia University where he is professor of physics
and mathematics. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level in more
than twenty-five countries and is widely regarded for a number of groundbreaking
discoveries in superstring theory. He lives in Andes, New York, and New York
In his national bestseller, The Elegant Universe, Greene
recounts how the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics
transformed our understanding of the universe, and he introduces us to string
theory, a concept that might be the key to a unified theory of the universe. The
book has sold more than a million copies.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of
Reality, spent 6 months on The New York Times bestsellers list and
inspired The Washington Post to describe him as "the single best
explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today." Greene's other books include Icarus at the Edge of Time and The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos.
In fall 2003 Greene hosted the Emmy Award-winning NOVA special, "The
Elegant Universe," on PBS, taking audiences on a thrilling journey through
hidden dimensions, superstrings and black holes in a quest to unify the laws of
This biography was last updated on 08/16/2011.
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