Brian Greene - The Fabric of the Cosmos

January 2, 2012

Host: Chris Mooney

It's the beginning of a new year here at Point of Inquiry, and we've got a pretty good guest to kick it off.

He needs no introduction. He's Brian Greene—celebrity physicist, bestselling author, television star and all around science communication maestro.

Officially: Greene is co-founder and director of Columbia University's Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics, author of the bestselling books The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, and co-founder of the World Science Festival.

We caught up with Greene to discuss the recently aired four part NOVA special based on The Fabric of the Cosmos, as well as, well, sciency things in general.

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Brian Greene on The Colbert Report (May 27, 2008)

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I enjoyed this episode immensely.  More of this sort of thing, please!

Posted on Jan 06, 2012 at 6:29pm by Ron Obvious Comment #1

Yes - an interesting fun interview.
And I have to admit it was nice not to have the conversation get lost in trying to explain multiverses and such as other interviews with Brian I’ve listen to have done.

Good questions/answers about communicating science,
good answer about the “God” particle.

Posted on Jan 06, 2012 at 7:47pm by Comment #2

A “pretty good guest”?  That’s not very complimentary towards Brian to actually have in the published description of the episode.  That’s sort of like introducing your wife as “my somewhat pretty wife.”  ;-)

Posted on Jan 08, 2012 at 11:46am by Taylor Comment #3