I just interviewed Brian Greene, professor of Physics and Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University. He is author of the best selling books “The Elegant Universe”, “Fabric of the Cosmos” and recently a NOVA special. His area of research is superstring theory, quantum theory of gravity as well as a unified theory of all forces and all matter. We talked about superstrings, branes, experimental ways to investigate all of this along with what tools he uses and how technology has changed the way physicists work together (they use AIM!). This will be part of our Make:Audio series to be released here soon. Brian, wants to build a telescope as a project (I’ve always wanted to as well). I think we’re going to definitely put that in a future issue. I’d like to build my own scope, then use one of my digital cameras to take photos.
Make Interview: Brian Greene