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2021 Nobel Laureates in Conversation with Brian Greene

Friday, October 8, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Just announced winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize, David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, discovered how the sensations of temperature and touch are encoded at a molecular level. Blending physics and chemistry, their work has profoundly advanced our understanding of a vital class of biological functions. These new Nobel Laureates sit down with Brian Greene to discuss their groundbreaking research.

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, which is supported by the John Templeton Foundation.


Brian GreenePhysicist, Author

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

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David Julius

David Julius, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UC San Francisco and holds the Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine. He is a …

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Ardem Patapoutian

Ardem Patapoutian, PhD, is professor and chair of the Dorris Neuroscience Center at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Dr. Patapoutian was awarded …

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