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The Genius of Einstein

Friday, March 6, 2015
7:30 pm

What made Albert Einstein one of the greatest scientific minds the world has ever known? From the basics (figuring out why the sky is blue) to the revolutionary (creating the general and special theories of relativity), his scientific breakthroughs fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe and everything in it.

The World Science Festival, in partnership with the 92nd Street Y’s 7 Days of Genius Festival, presents an in-depth look at the genius of Einstein. Join physicist Brian Greene, neurologist Frederick Lepore, and author/filmmaker Thomas Levenson for a lively and informative conversation on the science, the brain, and the life of one of history’s most fascinating men.

In partnership with 92nd Street Y’s 7 Days of Genius Festival 


Cynthia McFaddenAnchor, Correspondent

Cynthia McFadden is the senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News. Before joining NBC News, she co-anchored Nightline at ABC News. She has won Emmy, Peabody, and duPont awards, among others.

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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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Frederick E. LeporeNeurologist

Frederick E. Lepore is Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He was formerly Chief of the Neurology Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Acting Chairman of the medical school’s Department of Neurology.

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Thomas LevensonAuthor, Writer, Filmmaker

Thomas Levenson is Professor of Science Writing and Director of the Graduate Program in Science Writing at MIT. He has written five books on science and the history of science, including Newton and the Counterfeiter, Einstein in Berlin and Measure for Measure: A Musical History of Science.

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