Brian Greene on Science & Math Education
Brian Greene joined Columbia University as a professor of physics and of mathematics in 1996. Professor Greene, a former Rhodes Scholar, is widely recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry.
His first book, The Elegant Universe was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, sold more than a million copies worldwide. His second book, the bestseller The Fabric of the Cosmos inspired the Washington Post to call him “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” His three-part NOVA special based on The Elegant Universe was nominated for three Emmy Awards and won a Peabody Award. His latest book is a short story for children, Icarus at the Edge of Time, which dramatizes one of Einstein’s profound insights in relativity.