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Highly Regarded Scientist Dr. Brian Greene Headlines Island University Distinguished Speaker Series on Oct. 18

September 12, 2016

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Audiences will discover the mysteries of the universe during the fall 2016 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Dr. Brian Greene, American theoretical physicist and string theorist. Join us for his talk on gravitational waves, particle physics and cosmology on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Click here for tickets. Ticket prices range from $30 to $150. VIP seating and sponsorships are also available.

A free Student Forum will take place before the Distinguished Speaker Series event at 2 p.m. on the same day.

Greene, a Professor of Physics and Mathematics and the Director of the Center for Theoretical Physics at Columbia University, has lectured in more than 30 countries and on all seven continents. He is widely regarded for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory and is co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has drawn an audience of more than 1.5 million to its annual events.

“Besides being a well-known scientist, Dr. Brian Greene is an award-winning science communicator who can bring to life processes that occur – from the vast universe to the inside of tiny atoms,” said Dr. Philippe Tissot, Associate Research Professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Associate Director of the Conrad Blucher Institute.      

Greene has published several books including “The Elegant Universe,” “The Fabric of the Cosmos” and “Hidden Reality,” all of which received high praise. “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos” were each adapted into multi-part PBS documentaries hosted by Greene, and lauded with numerous honors including a George Foster Peabody Award for Broadcasting Excellence.

Greene has made numerous media appearances from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to “Charli Rose,” and has had cameo roles in the Hollywood films “Frequency,” “Maze” and “The Last Mimzy” as well as the television show, “The Big Bang Theory.”

Each spring and fall, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series brings accomplished national and international speakers to campus to provide insight, provoke thought, and stimulate conversation about the country’s most compelling issues. Past speakers include Astronaut Fred Haise and Legendary NASA Flight Control Director Gene Kranz, Scientist, Inventor and Emmy Award-winning Television Host Bill Nye and “Animal Planet” Host and Leading Conservationist Jeff Corwin.

Sponsors of this Distinguished Speaker Series include Convergent Broadcasting, Corpus Christi Caller Times, KRIS Communications, La Palmera, Cooper Outdoor and AEP Texas. To read more about Dr. Brian Greene; or learn more about the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to http://dss.tamucc.edu/.