Physicist Brian Greene, known for his research on string theory, will be speaking at the Andes Roundtable this Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm. The event is hosted at the Hunting Tavern, a historic landmark building in Andes, New York.
Dr. Greene has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996, and chairman of the World Science Festival since co-founding it in 2008. He’s known to the general public through his books The Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and related PBS television specials.
The central problem in modern physics is the incompatibility of the general theory of relativity (the law of the large) with quantum mechanics (the law of the small). Quantum gravity seeks to describe the force of gravity according to the principles of quantum mechanics. The string theory is one possible model. Dr. Greene has made contributions to the understanding of the different shapes the curled-up dimensions in string theory could take.
Another famous physicist, Dr. Richard Feynman used to spend his summers in the Catskills: as a teen, Dr. Feynman worked as a busboy at various Catskills resorts.