Professor Brian Greene - The Twilight of Time [Sydney]
“HOW DID IT GET SO LATE SO SOON?”
- DR. SEUSS
We’re quick to forget that we haven’t been here for long.
Numbers can never do our universe’s age justice, but if we translated its incomprehensible value into just one day, humans wouldn’t show up until 23:59!
Within this minuscule timeframe, to say “much has happened” would be a woeful understatement. We survived The Ice Age, contended with the Black Plague, started world wars, took humanity to the Moon, and have got so good at producing and consuming that the environment is suffering (to name a few of our achievements).
Our lifespans and living conditions are better than ever. With most of the world hooked up to the internet, we now have access to pages upon pages of history about our past failures, so why haven’t we learnt? For example:
- The Spanish Flu should have been enough for us to work as a global community to champion public health.
- World War II should have been enough for us to seek diplomatic solutions in all conflicts.
- The hole in our Ozone layer should have pushed us to tread more lightly on our planet.
Humans have only existed in the universe for a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of its history, and if we want to persist within in it, we need to acknowledge, appreciate, and be inspired by the tiny space we occupy. This is the vital message Brian Greene has dedicated his life to promoting.
This event will be your reminder that the vastness of our universe cares little for human beings, so it’s up to us to take charge of our destiny.
Grab your tickets to see one of our generation’s greatest minds in full force.
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Who is Brian Greene?
Brian needs little introduction, so here’s the TL;DR version. First and foremost he’s credited with ground-breaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry, and the discovery of spatial topology change. His work has captured the imaginations of people around the world, with his appearances on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the Joe Rogan Experience racking up millions of views. He’s authored six incredibly successful books, he’s the head of Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics, AND is chairman of the World Science Festival (which he co-founded)!
Part philosopher and part physicist, don’t expect him to get bogged down in equations – Brian’s passion spills over into discussions of free will, art, religion and ethics, which he examines through the lens of not only a scientist with 40 years experience, but also as a kid whose curiosity knows no bounds.
About the Event
This event will consist of an hour-long fireside chat between Brian and the event host, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.
- 6:00PM - Doors open
- 7:00PM - Fireside chat starts
- 8:00PM - Fireside chat ends + Q&A starts
- 8:30PM - Q&A ends
- For Meet and Greet ticket holders
- 8:55PM - M&G session starts
- 9:55PM - M&G session ends
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