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In this conversation with grantee Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, he speaks about the discovery of gravitational waves, his work as a string theorist, and the value of exploring reality through different perspectives. He also discusses co-founding the World Science Festival, a forum to engage and inform the public through the wonder of science.

“My view is that the best, and most fruitful, and most satisfying way of trying to pursue the big questions – the big mysteries of reality – is to sort of view it as a book with many chapters.”

Watch to learn more:

This interview is the third in a series of conversations with grantees that were filmed during the production of a video announcing the Foundation’s investment of approximately $325 million in twelve Strategic Priorities.