A performance of the new play Constellations will be followed by a live on-stage discussion between physicist and World Science Festival co-founder Brian Greene and playwright Nick Payne, who’ll discuss the deep questions raised by the play.
The story of Constellations is “boy meets girl” with a scientific twist. A simple encounter between a man (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a woman (Ruth Wilson) leads to a romantic journey that eventually encompasses one of the most profound theories of physics: the idea that we live in a bundle of universes where all possibilities exist. Greene and Payne will follow the show with a discussion about what we know about the multiverse—and what remains a mystery.
World Science Festival’s “Science and Story” series gathers the world’s foremost writers and thinkers to discuss how they craft stories that bring the vitality and wonder of science to life.
This program is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its Public Understanding of Science and Technology Initiative.