Brian Greene joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the double-slit experiment with a lesson on quantum physics (plus some actual levitation!)Read More
The 2017 World Science Festival unleashed mind-blowing moments like we’ve never seen before. More than 628,000 people attended over 70 events that spanned six days and all five boroughs in New York City. Luminaries from the arts and sciences opened the Festival with a star-studded celebration of the cosmos. Over 200 participants tackled some of science’s toughest questions through main stage discussions and intimate salons. Girls had the chance to tour women-run labs across New York City, while pioneering women in science led conversations about the future of space exploration and the preservation of our oceans. Science in the Square advanced the climate change conversation at the crossroads of the world: Times Square. Students and working biologists counted fish throughout the New York waterways. Astronauts joined families in Brooklyn Bridge Park to reach beyond our known universe. And thousands watched live programs online and added to the conversation, thanks in part to more than fifty WSF Live partners.Read More
Join us for an exploration of groundbreaking discoveries, encounters with the trailblazing scientists and thinkers who are changing the world, and youth & family events that will inspire the next generation of leaders.
Perennial favorites return, including our main stage Big Ideas programs, intimate Salons, the Flame Challenge, Cool Jobs, and free outdoor events that transport science from the lab to NYC’s parks and waterways. This year, we’ll also celebrate the achievements of Women in Science, and explore the impact of the award-winning teachers on the future of scientific discovery.Read More
To humans, the difference between hot and cold is simply switching a winter coat for shorts and sandals. In reality, our universe can get much, much hotter than an Earthly summer, like the scorching temperatures found during a supernova. It can also get much colder, like the frigid Boomerang Nebula, which is chillier than empty space. Scientists measure these temperatures on what’s called the Kelvin scale, which starts at a theoretical absolute zero, the point at which all molecular movement stops. These extreme temperatures result in fascinating physical and chemical changes, like the nuclear fusion that powers the sun. But can we take these intense temperatures further?Read More