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With less than one week to go before the 2016 World Science Festival begins in New York City, co-founder and physicist Brian Greene joined Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” on Wednesday night to debut a demonstration tailor-made to blow minds and officially set a new Guinness World Record.

The experiment is just one of dozens that are set to transform Washington Square Park during Street Science, a free day of science fun for children and families scheduled for Sunday, June 5th, 2016.

This year’s festival begins with an opening night celebration of the life and work of Dr. Oliver Sacks. Following in the World Science Festival tradition of bringing scientific wonder to the public in many different forms, a wide variety of programs are slated to satisfy every level of curiosity. A performance of “Light Falls” will bring Einstein’s greatest achievement to life on stage. Free events for families will fill New York City’s parks. Across the city, insightful conversations featuring brilliant minds will tackle some big questions, including dark matter, gravitational waves, and synthetic biology.

A panel of leading science authors will share their stories. The preeminent explorer, Sylvia Earle will offer her hopes for a more sustainable planet.

Twelve programs will also stream live online from June 1-5. Join the conversation with curious people at the festival and around the world with the hashtag #WSF16.

In February (2016), Brian Greene walked Stephen Colbert through the thrilling news that the LIGO team had finally detected gravitational waves:


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