"The Drive to Innovate" featuring Brian Greene, physicist and string theorist
Date: April 10, 2017 Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Description Innovation, exploration, and discovery are deeply ingrained in human nature, and the keys to their success transcend disciplines. Brian Greene uses three stories from the frontiers of science to examine how essential features — staying the course while shedding expectations, maintaining individuality while working collaboratively, accepting failure while pushing for success — can coalesce into breathtaking results. Sparking new insights, this presentation explores how we can unleash our innate drive to innovate. Brian Greene is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts. The Washington Post described him as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” Greene’s national best-seller, “The Elegant Universe,” which recounts the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics, transformed our understanding of the universe and introduced string theory, a concept that might be the key to a unified theory of the universe. The book sold over a million copies and became an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning NOVA special that Greene hosted.