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Brian Greene

Science Talent Search – 1980
International Science and Engineering Fair – 1980

About Brian Greene

Brian Greene competed in STS and ISEF in 1980 before becoming a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, specializing in superstring theory. At Columbia University, he helped form the Institute for Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics and has directed the university’s Center for Theoretical Physics. Greene shares science concepts with popular audiences through his books and two award-winning NOVA mini-series. He is also one of the co-founders of the annual World Science Festival in New York City, and a member of the Society’s Honorary Board.

Greene speaking at an event in Sao Paulo in 2014. A gifted science communicator, Greene has written and performed in Light Falls, a theater performance about Einstein, and has appeared in cameo roles in Hollywood films and television.

Notable Alumni - Brian Greene
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Science Talent Search - 1980

Greene with fellow STS finalists from New York with the Einstein statue at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Greene is in the center of the image, to the left of Einstein’s notes.

Notable Alumni - Brian Greene

Science Talent Search – 1980

Greene with his STS project in 1980.

Notable Alumni - Brian Greene

Great Physics Questions That Remain Unanswered

Science News writer Emily Conover interviewing Greene at the Society’s virtual ISEF in 2020 for a session about physics. Greene also shares his advice with young scientists.

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