Media & Press
“Lab skills were the hot social currency Tuesday night at a gala for this
year’s World Science Festival.”
Revenge of the nerds at the World Science Festival
The Wall Street Journal (May 30, 2012)
“We want to shift science to the cultural center.”
Getting your ‘geek’ on with the World Science Festival
CNN (May 29, 2012)
Dr. Greene wants you to know just how bizarre reality became in the last century.
When Science Seems Like Magic
The New York Times (May 24, 2012)
At New York’s World Science Festival, experts dissected how science can arrest aging, extend human life, and erase traumatic memories.
World Science Festival: Can We Really Live to 1,000?
The Daily Beast (June 5, 2011)
Brian Greene, a Columbia University physics professor who founded the festival with his wife, Tracy Day, said he hoped it would “spark a passion for science by experiencing it in a completely different way. Not as an act of memorization, not as an act of taking exams, but as a narrative, a story, an adventure, a dramatic attempt to understand ourselves and the world.”
Inquiring Minds on Governor’s Island
The New York Times (June 5, 2011)
In fact, in evolution there’s no drive towards bigger brains. It’s perfectly possible that under the right circumstances, you could get animals evolving small brains. Indeed, on some islands, where there’s reduced flora and fauna, you’ll see smaller versions of mainland species. I would argue that their brain size has been reduced because it saves energy, which permits them to survive in situations of scarcity.
A Conversation With Jeremy Niven: Insects as Model Animals
The New York Times (July 13, 2010)
“As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us — aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone,” Hawking told the crowd with the help of an electronic speech synthesizer. “I am proud to have played a small role in this great story.”
Stephen Hawking Honored at NY Science and Arts Gala
USA Today (June 3, 2010)
“Icarus Myth Adapted as Multimedia Masterpiece”
Icarus Myth Adapted as Multimedia Masterpiece
ABC News (June 2, 2010)
It’s showing that science is different from what you think it is. You can be training and playing with birds, all while learning something about your own brain.
Spare Times: For Children
The New York Times (June 12, 2009)
“The cosmic circus is back in town.”
DJ Spooky, Physicist Brian Greene Soundtrack the Multiverse
Wired (June 8, 2009)
“A new cultural institution”
World Science Festival: An Overflowing Five-Day Banquet of Science and Its Meanings
New York Times (June 3, 2008)