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Until the End of Time & Black Hole Survival Guide - Brian Greene, Janna Levin - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Until the End of Time & Black Hole Survival Guide

10/17/2020 - 7:00pm

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Physicists Brian Greene and Janna Levin discuss their new books Until the End of Time & Black Hole Survival Guide with Dean of the College of Letters & Science and Mary C. Jacoby Professor of Astronomy, Eric Wilcots. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-until-end-time-black. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

 

About Until the End of Time: From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose. Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to find meaning in the face of this vast expanse. Greene takes us on a journey from the big bang to the end of time, exploring how lasting structures formed, how life and mind emerged, and how we grapple with our existence through narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and a deep longing for the eternal. From particles to planets, consciousness to creativity, matter to meaning—Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos.

 

About Black Hole Survival Guide: From the acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space--an authoritative, wholly accessible, fascinating guide to the most challenging phenomena of contemporary science, which is now the anchor of our understanding of the cosmos. Throughout her career, astrophysicist Janna Levin has focused, alongside her research, on making the science she studies not just accessible, but, perhaps more important, intriguing to the nonscientist. And that is what she has done again here, helping us to understand the black hole: perhaps the most opaque theoretical construct ever imagined by physicists. She explains how their existence came to be proven decades after they were first predicted in Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity. And she explores the ways in which what we know about them has changed our most basic understanding of the galaxy, the universe, the whole expanse of reality that we inhabit. Lively, engaging and utterly unique, Black Hole Survival Guide is not just informative. It is as well, a wonderful read from first to last.

Brian Greene

About Presenter Brian Greene

 

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics and director of Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics and is renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory. He is the author of The Elegant UniverseThe Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, which have collectively spent sixty-five weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and sold more than two million copies worldwide, and he has hosted two Peabody and Emmy Award winning NOVAminiseries based on his books. With producer Tracy Day, Greene cofounded the World Science Festival. He lives in New York.

RECENT BOOK:

Until the End of Time

Janna Levin

About Presenter Janna Levin

 

Janna Levin is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College. She is also director of sciences at Pioneer Works, a center for arts and sciences in Brooklyn. Her previous books include Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, How the Universe Got Its Spots, and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham Prize. She was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow. She lives in New York.

RECENT BOOK:

Black Hole Survival Guide

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