Guest of Honor Speaker Series Features Critically-Acclaimed Physicist Brian Greene

The Drive to Innovate: Stories from the Frontiers of Discovery

Dr. Brian Greene, world-renowned physicist for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory, will deliver a lecture titled "The Drive to Innovate: Stories from the Frontiers of Discovery" as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series at Kent State University on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the KIVA.

A Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar, Brian Greene has been described by The Washington Post as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” He is considered of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and has been described by audiences as a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts.

Lecture Description

"Innovation, exploration, and discovery are deeply ingrained in human nature, and the keys to their success transcend disciplines. Professor Greene uses three stories from the frontiers of science to examine how essential features — staying the course while shedding expectations, maintaining individuality while working collaboratively, accepting failure while pushing for success — can coalesce into breathtaking results. Sparking new insights, this presentation explores how we can unleash our innate drive to innovate" (Royce Carlton, 2017).

Greene is the author of three acclaimed books including The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality. Collectively, Greene's books have sold more than two million copies, been translated into more than 40 different languages, and have spent 65 weeks on the bestseller list of The New York Times. 

He is currently director of Columbia University's Center for Theoretical Physics.

This event, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and coordinated by the Honors College, is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Read Brian Greene's Full Biography


POSTED: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:49am
UPDATED: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:55pm
Aaron Hanlin