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This week, Eva and Olga welcome world-renowned theoretical physicist, Professor Brian Greene. Hailed by the Washington Post as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today,” Professor Greene has a gift of finding creative ways to explain complicated scientific subjects so that anyone can understand them. Professor Greene is known to the public through his New York Times best selling books and numerous media appearances from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to Charlie Rose. He is also founder of the World Science Festival, which celebrated its 10th annual event this year in New York City.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Why Professor Greene uses analogies to everyday life to describe complicated scientific subjects.
- Professor Greene explains how kids should understand that science is much more than just a subject in school, but rather a way to understand how our world works.
- Professor Greene explains the idea that there may be more than 1 universe.
- Why stars are not that visible in big cities like New York and Paris.
- How we can encourage more women to pursue careers in science.
- An awesome experiment that you can do at home to understand Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.
- Professor Greene’s BIG DREAM for the future.
- And much, much more.
- Brian Greene’s Website
- Brian Greene’s Facebook
- Brian Greene’s Twitter
- World Science Festival
- Carl Sagan’s “The pale blue dot of Earth” image
- Brian Greene’s Stephen Colbert Show Interview
It would be impossible to listen to this episode without feeling Professor Greene’s passion for science. We loved when he shared: “Science is much more than just a subject that you study in the classroom. It is really our way of figuring out how the world works.” We encourage all you Big Dreamers to develop a love for science, which can be used inside and outside the classroom. We created this inspirational artwork which you can print out and use as a reminder of the importance of science. As always, our Dream Big Podcast downloads can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.
If you work on developing your love for science, please let Olga know by emailing her at [email protected]. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card. Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).
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