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Adventures in Astrophysics: Black Holes

Brian Greene

Physicist, Professor, String Theorist

About Brian Greene

Lauded in the academic community for his groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, professor Brian Greene is known worldwide for being “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world.” The bestselling author of four books about the physics of space and time, Greene frequently appears on TV as a host of science programs and a guest of talk shows, is co-founder of the World Science Festival, and has even written plays about the revolutionary breakthroughs of Albert Einstein and other leading scientific figures.

About the class

Black holes are such a mind-blowing idea that even Albert Einstein didn’t believe they were real. But as students will explore in this class, black holes are simply a logical extension of the gravity we see every day on earth. Join Columbia University’s Brian Greene for interactive discussions, hands-on experiments, and vibrant visuals to get up close and personal with the almost-unbelievable phenomenon known as black holes.

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