BRIAN GREENE is a professor of physics and mathematics and director of Columbia University's Center for Theoretical Physics and is renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory. He is the author of The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, which have collectively spent sixty-five weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and sold more than two million copies worldwide, and he has hosted two Peabody and Emmy Award winning NOVA miniseries based on his books. With producer Tracy Day, Greene cofounded the World Science Festival. He lives in New York.
"A splendid and invigorating read . . . Across three hundred pages,
he fans out the fabric of our present understanding, deftly
untangling then interweaving the science of everything from black
holes to quanta to DNA, tracing how matter made mind made
imagination, probing the pull of eternity and storytelling and the
--Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
"Until the End of Time is encyclopedic in its ambition and
its erudition, often heartbreaking . . . A love letter to the
ephemeral cosmic moment when everything is possible."
--Dennis Overbye, The New York Times Book Review "Ambitious and utterly readable . . . [Greene] weaves personal stories, scientific ideas, concepts and facts into a delightful tapestry . . . What is remarkable about Mr. Greene's book is how he has delved into deep questions that not only have no simple answers but may never be settled at all."
--Priyamvada Natarajan, The Wall Street Journal "There's tremendous joy in witnessing a brilliant and curious mind wrestle with such profound issues. [Greene] takes readers on a remarkable journey."
--John Keogh, Booklist
"Packed with ideas . . . There is an echo of philosopher Henry David Thoreau in Greene's account of lying out at night, enraptured by the aurora borealis. And essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson's declaration that the "sublime laws play indifferently through atoms and galaxies" could almost be this book's epigraph. Such qualities lift this work above many accounts of the cosmic story."
--Philip Ball, Nature
"[Greene] weaves a rich tapestry of theories and perspectives as he navigates space and time . . . Of course, Until the End of Time can't provide all the answers. But you would be hard-pressed to find another book that seeks to do so with the same clarity and meaning."
--Gege Li, New Scientist "Accessible and illuminating . . . Curious readers . . . will be richly rewarded by [Greene's] fascinating exploration."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Engaging . . . An insightful history of everything that simplifies its complex subject as much as possible but no further."