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Seeing Further: Searching for the Echoes of Creation

Friday, October 13, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Nobel Laureate John Mather joins Brian Greene for an in-depth discussion of evidence establishing the big bang as well as recent observations of the James Webb Space Telescope raising questions for this very theory of cosmic creation.

Mather delivered this year’s  “On the Shoulders of Giants” address, honoring the  generations of groundbreaking scientists furthering Newton’s observation that “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” With this discussion, the World Science Festival invites audiences to stand on the shoulders of a modern-day giant, John Mather.

This program is part of the Big Ideas series, 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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John MatherAstrophysicist, NASA
Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureate John Mather’s research in cosmology as part of the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) team has been recognized as some of the most important work of the 20th century.

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