Renowned Physicist Brian Greene Draws Sold Out Crowd at College of DuPage

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By Mike McKissack

Physicist and String Theorist Brian Greene discusses Einstein’s research to find a single theory to explain all of nature’s forces with a sold-out crowd at the McAninch Art Center at College of DuPage. Greene, a Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University, presented “Chasing Reality: Einstein’s Dream and Beyond.” Click here for more photos. Click here to view a video.

Greene, director of Columbia’s Center for Theoretical Physics, is one of several acclaimed educators and scientists visiting the College this spring. Upcoming spring STEMinars include:

  • Adler Planetarium’s Dr. Mark Subbarao and his talk “Data to Dome Technology” (April 12);
  • Fermilab National Accelerator’s Dr. Wesley Ketchum with his talk "Understanding the Universe through Neutrinos" (April 6); and,
  • Curator and Professor at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Dr. Ted Daeschler and his talkGreat Steps in the History of Life: The Origin of Limbed Vertebrates” (April 20).

Additionally, COD will host its third annual STEM-CON, the College’s interactive, family-based celebration of all things STEM, on Saturday, April 28. This year’s event will feature dozens of hands-on STEM booths and workshops, as well as keynote speaker Emily Graslie, writer, producer, co-creator and host of The Brain Scoop, an educational YouTube channel that explores behind-the-scenes of The Field Museum. STEM-CON is funded by a grant from the Illinois Community College Board and funded partially through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.

Click here for more information about STEM-CON.

The goal of STEM at College of DuPage is to enhance the quality of STEM instructional and outreach programs and to help current and future students prepare for careers in STEM fields. COD offers a broad range of academic programs designed to provide students with the educational background and training needed to successfully pursue an advanced degree or career in STEM.

Click here to learn about STEM programs at College of DuPage.

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