Wednesday, March 30, 2005

brian greene

this guy can illuminate and communicate a difficult subject to a lay audience.
rebecca and i went top hear him speak, along with michael turner at the smithsonian on wednesday. there was a huge line by the time we got there. by some quirky twist of fate, rebecca managed to sit next to her professor (unintended). i would have liked a lot more in the way of detail, but the talk was not aimed at that purpose. instead it gave personality to the books by brian greene - the elegant universe and fabric of the cosmos. he uses analogies extremely well. for anyone with a remote interest in string theory, read this guy's books. along with john gribben, they are my two favourite authors for astronomy and cosmology.

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