Faculty Profile: Brian Greene

Professor Brian Greene

Brian Greene

Professor, Mathematics & Physics


“Science is a living, breathing, exciting, evolving subject. A large part of my motivation in reaching out to a general audience is to show people that science is not this finished subject where all of the results are in these thick textbooks that you lug around when you’re taking a science course.”


Professor Greene directs the Institute for Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. In 2008, he founded the World Science Festival, an annual event in NYC each summer. Professor Greene has authored several books on theoretical physics, including The Elegant Universe, The Hidden Reality and The Fabric of the Cosmos, the latter of which became a PBS television special.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Frontiers of Science
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics