John Templeton Foundation: 25 years of


Beyond the Big Bang:
In Search of Cosmic Origins

Brian Greene, Columbia University

Friday, October 12, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Franklin Institute, Franklin Theater
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Brian Greene is professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University. He is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory and for his bestselling books, The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos. Called the “single best explainer of abstruse ideas in the world today” by The Washington Post, Dr. Greene’s latest book,The Hidden Reality, explores the multiverse. Dr. Greene is co-directorof Columbia’s Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics and is leading a research program applying superstring theory to cosmological questions. He is also co-founder of the World Science Festival.

Following Dr. Greene’s lecture there will be a panel of distinguished scientists, moderated by George Ellis (Templeton Prize Laureate, Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town): Marcelo Gleiser (Dartmouth College), Geoff Marcy (University of California, Berkeley), David N. Spergel (Princeton University), and Alexander Vilenkin (Tufts University).

Due to overwhelming interest for reservations, attendance for the event is at capacity. Registration is no longer open.