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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Brian Greene on science, investigation, communication, process, insight, universe, physics, mathematics and quantum.

25 Notable Quotes By Brian Greene On Science, Education And More

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Famous As: Physicist, Writer, Professor, Author, Actor, Theoretical physicist

Born On: February 9, 1963

Born In: New York City

Brian Greene is a renowned American physicist known for his expertise in the ‘string theory’. He was interested towards mathematics from a very early age and his skills at mathematics were astonishing. After completing his graduation from the Oxford University he served as the professor of physics and mathematics at the Columbia University. He was selected as the co-director of the university’s institutes of Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. He is known for his research on ‘String Theory’ and for his skill of explaining theories by relating it to simple things. He has significantly contributed to explaining the curled-up dimensions of ‘String Theory’. He went on to write various books which portrayed his intellect gained by the researches. He wrote his first book titled ‘The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory’ which aimed at popularizing String Theory. He further wrote many books, a few of which were awarded the ‘Pulitzer Prize’. Here is a compilation of famous quotes by distinguished theoretical physicist which have been extracted from the vast sea of his writings, lectures, interviews and researches. Go through some of the noteworthy thoughts and quotations by Brian Greene.

Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding...

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When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level

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The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.

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Cosmology is among the oldest subjects to captivate our species. And it’s no wonder. We’re storytellers, and what could be more grand than the story of creation?

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Understanding requires insight. Insight must be anchored.

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...things are the way they are in our universe because if they weren't, we wouldn't be here to notice.

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Physicists have come to realize that mathematics, when used with sufficient care, is a proven pathway to truth.

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...quantum mechanics—the physics of our world—requires that you hold such pedestrian complaints in abeyance.

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Assessing existence while failing to embrace the insights of modern physics would be like wrestling in the dark with an unknown opponent.

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All you are is a bag of particles acting out the laws of physics. That to me is pretty clear.

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Free will is the sensation of making a choice. The sensation is real, but the choice seems illusory. Laws of physics determine the future.

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You should never be surprised by or feel the need to explain why any physical system is in a high entropy state.

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But, as Einstein once said, “For we convinced physicists, the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however persistent.”5

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... things are the way they are in our universe because if they Weren't, we would not be here to notice.

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

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Gravity is matter’s sugar daddy.

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For string theory to make sense, the universe should have nine spacial dimensions and one time dimension, for a total of ten dimensions.

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Blissful as ignorance,

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Comparing infinities is a treacherous business

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As Feynman once wrote, "[Quantum mechanics] describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is—absurd.

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Just as we envision all of space as really being out there, as really existing, we should also envision all of time as really being out there, as really existing too.

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The universe, according to quantum mechanics, participates in a game of chance.

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They are beyond each other’s cosmic horizon.

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Far from being accidental details, the properties of nature's basic building blocks are deeply entwined with the fabric of space and time.

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…The wonders of life and the universe are mere reflections of microscopic particles engaged in a pointless dance fully choreographed by the laws of physics.

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