The melded nature of space and time is intimately woven with properties of light speed. The inviolable nature of the speed of light is actually, in Einstein's hands, talking about the inviolable nature of cause and effect.

Brian Greene

Brian Greene

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: American

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The absolute worst thing that you ever can do, in my opinion, in bringing science to the general public, is be condescending or judgmental. It is so opposite to the way science needs to be brought forth.

I've seen children's eyes light up when I tell them about black holes and the Big Bang.

The idea that there could be other universes out there is really one that stretches the mind in a great way.

We might be the holographic image of a two-dimensional structure.

I've had various experiences where I've been called by Hollywood studios to look at a script or comment on various scientific ideas that they're trying to inject into a story.

Very much, string theory is simply a work in progress. What we are inching toward every day are predictions that within the realm of current technology we hope to test. It's not like we're working on a theory that is permanently beyond experiment. That would be philosophy.

String theory is the most developed theory with the capacity to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics in a consistent manner. I do believe the universe is consistent, and therefore I do believe that general relativity and quantum mechanics should be put together in a manner that makes sense.

We're on this planet for the briefest of moments in cosmic terms, and I want to spend that time thinking about what I consider the deepest questions.

Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.

Intelligence is the ability to take in information from the world and to find patterns in that information that allow you to organize your perceptions and understand the external world.

I may be a Jewish scientist, but I would be tickled silly if one day I were reincarnated as a Baptist preacher.

I can't stand clutter. I can't stand piles of stuff. And whenever I see it, I basically just throw the stuff away.

Science is a self-correcting discipline that can, in subsequent generations, show that previous ideas were not correct.

Over the centuries, monumental upheavals in science have emerged time and again from following the leads set out by mathematics.