© Jan Reinier van der Vliet
USA, 1962
world-renowned scientist and co-founder of the World Science Festival

Brian Greene

Brian Greene is a scientist, world-renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory, that attempts to capture all theories of existence in one consistent narrative. He became publicly known through his bestsellers The Elegant Universe (1999) and The Fabric of the Cosmos (2003), with which he strives to explain complex theoretical concepts to a general audience. The Washington Post called him ‘the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.’ Greene has hosted two mini-series based on his books, including the award-winning The Elegant Universe with Brian Greene. His most recent publication, Until the End of Time. Mind, Matter and our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe, appeared in 2020. In another attempt to make science more publicly accessible, Greene co-founded the World Science Festival together with Tracy Day in 2008. He is currently professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and the director of Columbia’s Center for Theoretical Physics.

Speaker at



Nexus Conference 2023

Nietzsche and Van Gogh discuss the Future of Western Civilization

Saturday 17 June 2023 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam