World Science Festival

Watch long and short-form videos on nearly every science-related topic including physics, biology, the brain, robotics, medicine, space, engineering, and the Earth. Through discussions, debates, original films, lectures, and intimate salons, the World Science Festival takes science out of the laboratory and out into world.
WSU Master Class: Universe or Multiverse? with Andrei Linde
WSU Master Class: Universe or Multiverse? with Andrei Linde

Theoretical physicist and Kavli Prize winner Andrei Linde was responsible for proposing the ideas of an inflationary multiverse and eternal inflation. Join Linde’s course on the evolution of these ide...

Published: 01/19/2021
Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality | A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek
Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality | A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek

Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek will join Brian Greene on Friday, January 15th at 10:30am EST for a conversation about physics, cosmology, and his new book, “Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality.” Subscr...

Published: 01/15/2021
WSU Master Class: Illuminating Black Holes with Veronika Hubeny
WSU Master Class: Illuminating Black Holes with Veronika Hubeny

Theoretical physicist Veronika Hubeny explores the fundamental nature of spacetime using the gauge/gravity duality in order to develop a deeper understanding of black holes and their mysterious links ...

Published: 01/13/2021
A Live Year-End Conversation with Brian Greene
A Live Year-End Conversation with Brian Greene

Physicist and co-founder of the World Science Festival, Brian Greene, ends the year with a special live conversation with engaging audience Q&A. He reflects on some of the important scientific innovat...

Published: 12/31/2020
Brian Greene and Leonard Susskind: World Science U Q+A Session
Brian Greene and Leonard Susskind: World Science U Q+A Session

Renowned physicist and pioneer of string theory, Leonard Susskind talks with Brian Greene about some of the biggest breakthroughs in physics. Listen to their wide-ranging conversation about the hologr...

Published: 12/17/2020
Brian Greene and Sir Roger Penrose: World Science U Q+A Session
Brian Greene and Sir Roger Penrose: World Science U Q+A Session

Winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, Sir Roger Penrose joins Brian Greene to share insights into black holes, general relativity, quantum mechanics, the mathematical road toward reality, the evo...

Published: 12/03/2020
Science in Focus. The Kavli Prize 2020 | Astrophysics
Science in Focus. The Kavli Prize 2020 | Astrophysics

There are many types of telescopes used in astronomy, but X-ray telescopes offer a view of the cosmos that reveal just how much of a living ecosystem the universe is. Andrew Fabian, winner of the 20...

Published: 11/20/2020
Science in Focus. The Kavli Prize 2020 | Neuroscience
Science in Focus. The Kavli Prize 2020 | Neuroscience

Temperature and pressure. Two sensations of vital importance in one's daily life. Yet science has been lacking a deeper understanding of how these sensations are detected and encoded on a molecular le...

Published: 11/20/2020
Science in Focus. The Kavli Prize 2020 | Nanoscience
Science in Focus. The Kavli Prize 2020 | Nanoscience

The first electron microscopes enabled scientists to finally view the nanoworld. But because of limitations in the microscope's lenses, achieving sharp images of individual atoms was not possible. For...

Published: 11/20/2020
WSU Master Class: New Ideas About Dark Matter with Justin Khoury
WSU Master Class: New Ideas About Dark Matter with Justin Khoury

Physicist Justin Khoury explores how quantum effects in dark matter could produce non-Newtonian gravitational force within and between galaxies, ultimately providing a hypothesis for how the observed ...

Published: 11/20/2020
WSU Master Class: How Black Holes Became Real with Priyamvada Natarajan
WSU Master Class: How Black Holes Became Real with Priyamvada Natarajan

Astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan explains the science of supermassive black holes from their birth to how they impact the development of their galaxies. Explore the cutting-edge research being done...

Published: 11/10/2020
WSU Master Class: Synthetic Biology’s Industrial Revolution with Drew Endy
WSU Master Class: Synthetic Biology’s Industrial Revolution with Drew Endy

Bioengineer Drew Endy explores how synthetic biology has the potential to solve major problems in the environment, energy, medicine, and more. Investigate how biology can provide enough for humanity a...

Published: 11/05/2020
Brian Greene and Andrea Ghez: World Science U Q+A Session
Brian Greene and Andrea Ghez: World Science U Q+A Session

2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics Andrea Ghez talks with Brian Greene about the details of the long journey to discovering a supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy and the technological adva...

Published: 10/28/2020
WSU Master Class: History and Mysteries of The Universe with Max Tegmark
WSU Master Class: History and Mysteries of The Universe with Max Tegmark

Max Tegmark, cosmologist and Professor of Physics at MIT, delivers a comprehensive look at the study of our universe, examining both the origin of our cosmos and the infinite questions waiting to be a...

Published: 10/27/2020
WSU Master Class: Brain Machine Interfaces with Miguel Nicolelis
WSU Master Class: Brain Machine Interfaces with Miguel Nicolelis

Pioneering neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis investigates how brains encode sensory and motor information. His groundbreaking work demonstrates that animals and humans can use their electrical brain act...

Published: 10/20/2020
Brian Greene & Barry Barish | Live Session w/ Audience Q+A
Brian Greene & Barry Barish | Live Session w/ Audience Q+A

Nobel Laureate Barry Barish and Brian Greene discuss the quickly-evolving world of gravitational waves detections—from the first detection on September 14, 2015 to its public announcement five months ...

Published: 10/14/2020
WSU Master Class: The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy with Andrea Ghez
WSU Master Class: The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy with Andrea Ghez

2020 Nobel Laureate astrophysicist Andrea Ghez describes her search for the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and the role of black holes in the formation and evolution of galaxi...

Published: 10/05/2020
WSU Master Class: From Chemistry to Life with Dimitar Sasselov
WSU Master Class: From Chemistry to Life with Dimitar Sasselov

What are scientists looking for when searching for alien life? Could alien life develop in unimaginable ways? Astronomer and the founding director of Harvard’s Origins of Life Initiative Dimitar Sasse...

Published: 10/02/2020
WSU:Accelerate, Collide, Detect with Barry Barish
WSU:Accelerate, Collide, Detect with Barry Barish

Particle physics is a vibrant field entering into a period of profound discoveries. Nobel Laureate Barry Barish explores particle physics and examines the future of particle accelerators for pushing t...

Published: 10/01/2020
Brian Greene and Harold Varmus: World Science U Live Q+A Session
Brian Greene and Harold Varmus: World Science U Live Q+A Session

In this World Science U Live Session, Nobel laureate, former Director of the National Institutes of Health and former President of Memorial Sloan Kettering, Harold Varmus, M.D. and Brian Greene discu...

Published: 09/28/2020
Brian Greene and Priyamvada Natarajan: World Science U Live Q+A Session
Brian Greene and Priyamvada Natarajan: World Science U Live Q+A Session

Join Brian Greene for a live conversation with Yale physics and astronomy professor Priyamvada Natarajan's. Priyamvada's latest research sheds new light on dark matter, with the potential to upend the...

Published: 09/16/2020
WSU: The Dark Side of the Universe with Michael Turner
WSU: The Dark Side of the Universe with Michael Turner

Theoretical cosmologist Michael Turner, who coined the term "dark energy,” explores how the combination of cosmology and particle physics will help us understand the origin and evolution of the univer...

Published: 09/15/2020
WSU: Free Will and Neuroscience with Alfred Mele
WSU: Free Will and Neuroscience with Alfred Mele

Has neuroscience all but disproved the existence of free will? Philosopher Alfred Mele argues that free will is still alive and well as he critically analyzes experimental data. #WorldSciU This lectu...

Published: 09/11/2020
Brian Greene and Gabriela González: World Science U Live Q+A Session
Brian Greene and Gabriela González: World Science U Live Q+A Session

Join Brian Greene on Tuesday, September 8 at 11am EDT for a live conversation with physicist and former LIGO spokesperson Gabriela González. They will discuss LIGO and Virgo's new announcement of the ...

Published: 09/08/2020
WSU: Gravitational Waves | Einstein’s Astrophysical Messengers with Gabriela González
WSU: Gravitational Waves | Einstein’s Astrophysical Messengers with Gabriela González

Gabriela González guides you through the ground-based experiments LIGO uses to search for gravitational waves. Learn about the detection process and what mysteries they hope to solve about our univers...

Published: 09/03/2020
2020 Kavli Prize Winners – ASTROPHYSICS: Andrew Fabian
2020 Kavli Prize Winners – ASTROPHYSICS: Andrew Fabian

The 2020 Kavli Prize In Astrophysics is awarded to Andrew Fabian for his groundbreaking research in the field of observational X-ray astronomy, covering a wide range of topics from gas flows in cluste...

Published: 09/03/2020
2020 Kavli Prize Winners – NANOSCIENCE: Harald Rose and Ondrej Krivanek
2020 Kavli Prize Winners – NANOSCIENCE: Harald Rose and Ondrej Krivanek

The 2020 Kavli Prize In Nanoscience is awarded to Harald Rose, Ondrej Krivanek, Maximilian Haider, and Knut Urban for their work in sub-ångström resolution imaging and chemical analysis using electron...

Published: 09/03/2020
2020 Kavli Prize Winners – NEUROSCIENCE: Harald Rose and Ondrej Krivanek
2020 Kavli Prize Winners – NEUROSCIENCE: Harald Rose and Ondrej Krivanek

The 2020 Kavli Prize In Neuroscience is awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their transformative discovery of receptors for temperature and pressure. 2020 marks the twelfth anniversary ...

Published: 09/03/2020
WSU: Special Relativity with Brian Greene
WSU: Special Relativity with Brian Greene

Physicist Brian Greene takes you on a visual and conceptual exploration of Einstein’s spectacular insights into space, time and energy. In just 11.5 hours, and with a bit of high school algebra, learn...

Published: 09/01/2020
WSU: The Oceans in Peril with Sylvia Earle
WSU: The Oceans in Peril with Sylvia Earle

Explore the challenges facing our oceans today, and why we should care. From industrial fishing to pollution to climate change, the damage to the seas risks becoming irreversible. Learn how we can sti...

Published: 08/26/2020
Loading...