The Genius of Einstein: The Science, His Brain, the Man

What made Albert Einstein one of the greatest scientific geniuses the world has ever known? His scientific breakthroughs revolutionized the way we understand the universe. The World Science Festival, in partnership with the 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius Festival, presents an in-depth look into the genius of Einstein. Join physicist Brian Greene, neurologist Frederick Lepore and author and filmmaker Thomas Levenson for a lively and informative conversation on the science, the brain and the life of one of history’s most fascinating men. Moderated by Cynthia McFadden of NBC News.

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Original Program Date: Mar 6, 2015
Host: Cynthia McFadden
Participants: Brian Greene, Thomas Levenson, Fredrick Lepore

Brian Greene’s Introduction. 00:00

Welcome Cynthia McFadden. 3:44

Participant Introductions. 4:58

Albert Einsteins annus mirabilis. 6:00

Einsteins love of the violin. 9:33

Keeping the speed of light constant. 14:12

In 1914 what was Einsteins life like? 21:30

Einsteins note to on bending light. 31:23

How did Einstein see himself? 35:44

why was Einsteins early life more successful that his later life? 42:40

What do we know about Einsteins brain? 50:39

Does the brain make the genius? 1:02:11

Audience questions. 1:09:14
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