Brian Greene was born on February 9, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Deja Vu (2006), Frequency (2000) and The Last Mimzy (2007).
His father, Alan Greene, a one-time vaudeville performer, later worked as a voice coach and composer.
Brian R. Greene is one of the world's leading string theorists. A child prodigy in mathematics, he could multiply 30-digit numbers at the age of five. In 6th grade, Greene was so far ahead of his school in math that he had to find a tutor at Columbia University. He entered Harvard in 1980 to major in physics, and with his bachelor's degree, Greene went to Oxford University, in England, as a Rhodes scholar. His book "The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory" (1999) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. He also occasionally enjoys acting, helping John Lithgow with scientific dialogue for the series 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), and he had a cameo role in the film Frequency (2000).
Area of Study: String Theory, Quantum Gravity
Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University, New York, NY.