Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist and mathematician who is well-known for his contributions to the field of string theory. He was born on February 9, 1963, in New York City.
Greene received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his PhD in physics from Oxford University. He has held teaching positions at Cornell University, Columbia University, and the University of Oxford.
Greene is a leading expert in the field of string theory, which is a theoretical framework that attempts to reconcile general relativity (the theory of gravity) with quantum mechanics (the theory of the subatomic world). He has written several popular books on the topic, including “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” which have helped to popularize string theory and bring it to a wider audience.
In addition to his work in string theory, Greene is also interested in the nature of time, the origin of the universe, and the possibility of multiple universes. He has been awarded several prestigious honors for his contributions to physics, including the Dirac Medal and the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.
Greene is also a popularizer of science and has appeared in numerous television programs and documentaries, including the PBS NOVA series “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” as well as on the Late Show with David Letterman and The Colbert Report. He is a frequent guest on radio programs and has also written for popular magazines such as The New York Times Magazine and Wired.