Intelligent Thinking About Artificial Intelligence

From World Science Festival. Renowned computer scientist and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier joins Brian Greene to explore revolutionary proposals for understanding, leveraging, and safeguarding AI. The Big Ideas Series is supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation. Participant: Jaron Lanier Moderator: Brian Greene WSF Landing Page Link: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/intelligent-thinking-about-artificial-intelligence/ SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel…

Searching For Cosmic Origins

From World Science Festival. The powerful blending of theory and observation has catapulted cosmology from campfire storytelling to precision science. Brian Greene is joined by Jo Dunkley, Eva Silverstein and Nobel Laureate Adam Riess – scientists at the forefront of fundamental physics and astronomy who are pushing that understanding ever closer to the beginning of…

Coding the Cosmos: Does Reality Emerge From Simple Computations?

From World Science Festival. Stephen Wolfram joins Brian Greene to explore whether the ultimate theory of the universe might emerge from a computationally simple framework. This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Participant: Stephen Wolfram Moderator: Brian Greene WSF Landing Page Link: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/coding-the-cosmos-does-reality-emerge-from-simple-computations/ 00:00 – Brian Greene…

AI: Grappling with a New Kind of Intelligence

From World Science Festival. A novel intelligence has roared into the mainstream, sparking euphoric excitement as well as abject fear. Explore the landscape of possible futures in a brave new world of thinking machines, with the very leaders at the vanguard of artificial intelligence. The Big Ideas Series is supported in part by the John…

String Theory, Quantum Gravity and Black Holes (Or, Are We Holograms?)

From World Science Festival. Join Brian Greene and Juan Maldacena as they explore a wealth of developments connecting black holes, string theory, quantum gravity, quantum entanglement, wormholes, and the holographic principle. This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation. WSF Landing Page Link: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/string-theory-quantum-gravity-and-black-holes-or-are-we-holograms/ SHARE…

Mind Over Molecules: The Biology of Memory

From World Science Festival. Explore memory’s biological blueprint as Brian Greene and Cristina Alberini probe the science behind our most cherished recollections, and discuss what may be the key to the formation of long-term memories. This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Participant: Cristina Alberini Moderator: Brian…

The Past and Future of Life and the Cosmos

From World Science Festival. Join Brian Greene and Britain’s Astronomer Royal Martin Rees as they discuss challenges and opportunities swirling around cosmology–the big bang, dark matter, dark energy, and black holes–and the future of humanity. This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Participant: Martin Rees Moderator: Brian…

Seeing Further: Searching for the Echoes of Creation

From World Science Festival. 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…

Shedding Light on the Dark Universe

From World Science Festival. James Peebles, one of the world’s greatest cosmologists, has profoundly influenced our understanding of dark matter, dark energy, and the big bang, contributions that earned him the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. In this riveting conversation, Peebles joins Brian Greene to explore humankind’s ongoing quest to grasp the past and the…

Gravitational Waves and the Dark Universe

From World Science Festival. Join us to explore hot-off-the press results in gravitational waves and a just-launched mission promising to shed light on the dark universe. Brian Greene in live conversation with Chiara Mingarelli and Jason Rhodes. This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Participants: Chiara Mingarelli…

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter and Meaning

From World Science Festival. Physicist and mathematician Brian Greene and journalist Faith Salie explore the past and future of the cosmos – from the big bang to the closest science can take us to the very end – illuminating essential questions of human existence. Presented in partnership with the New-York Historical Society, as part of…

Revealing the Cosmos: A Startling New View from the James Webb Space Telescope

From World Science Festival. #JWST #Telescope #BrianGreene Breathtaking images from the James Webb Space Telescope are providing new clues about the formation of stars, galaxies, and even the universe itself, while also raising tantalizing mysteries. Nobel Laureate John Mather, the Webb Telescope’s chief scientist, joins Brian Greene and other leading astronomers and astrophysicists to discuss…