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.
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 – 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
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
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
Brian Greene and Cumrun Vafa: World Science U Live Q+A Session
Brian Greene and Cumrun Vafa: World Science U Live Q+A Session

Join Brian Greene at 11am EDT for a live conversation with Harvard professor and 2017 Breakthrough prize winner in Fundamental Physics, Cumrun Vafa. They will discuss the past and future of string th...

Published: 08/21/2020
Cumrun Vafa: On The Shoulders of Giants
Cumrun Vafa: On The Shoulders of Giants

Acknowledging the scientists who blazed intellectual trails before him, Isaac Newton wrote: “If I have seen a little further it was by standing on the shoulders of giants.” In this special series, we ...

Published: 08/20/2020
WSU: Exploring the Warped Universe with Nergis Mavalvala
WSU: Exploring the Warped Universe with Nergis Mavalvala

On September 14, 2015, the LIGO gravitational wave detectors made the first confirmed detection of a gravitational wave. Join physicist Nergis Mavalvala as she takes you on an incredible journey from ...

Published: 08/18/2020
WSU: Exploring Our Humanity with Lee Berger
WSU: Exploring Our Humanity with Lee Berger

Explorer and paleoanthropologist Lee Berger is best known for his discoveries of Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba, two human-like ancestors. Join him on this exploration as he explains the scie...

Published: 08/12/2020
World Science U Live Q+A Session with Brian Greene and Adam Riess
World Science U Live Q+A Session with Brian Greene and Adam Riess

Join Brian Greene at 3pm in a live conversation with Nobel Laureate physicist Adam Riess. Brian and Adam will discuss the paradigm-shattering discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerat...

Published: 08/07/2020
WSU: Fundamental Lessons from String Theory with Cumrun Vafa
WSU: Fundamental Lessons from String Theory with Cumrun Vafa

Cumrun Vafa, together with fellow world-renowned string theorist Andrew Strominger, developed a new way to calculate black hole entropy in the language of string theory. Follow Vafa as he guides you t...

Published: 08/05/2020
WSU: Space, Time, and Einstein with Brian Greene
WSU: Space, Time, and Einstein with Brian Greene

Join Brian Greene, acclaimed physicist and author, in a visual and conceptual exploration of Einstein’s spectacular insights into space, time and energy. All the startling conclusions of special relat...

Published: 07/31/2020
WSU: The Biology of Consciousness with Christof Koch
WSU: The Biology of Consciousness with Christof Koch

How can we experimentally probe consciousness? Neuroscientist Christof Koch guides you through the research he conducts at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. #WorldSciU This lecture was recorded ...

Published: 07/31/2020
WSU: 100 Years of Gravitational Waves with Rai Weiss
WSU: 100 Years of Gravitational Waves with Rai Weiss

Nobel laureate Rai Weiss is best known as one of the original creators of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Join him as he explores the history of this amazing project an...

Published: 07/31/2020
WSU: Nature’s Constituents with Maria Spiropulu
WSU: Nature’s Constituents with Maria Spiropulu

With the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2013, the Standard Model came closer to being a complete theory. Maria Spiropulu, Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, examines t...

Published: 07/31/2020
WSU: The Accelerating Universe with Adam Riess
WSU: The Accelerating Universe with Adam Riess

Nobel laureate Adam Riess walks you through his team’s incredible discovery of dark energy and our accelerating universe. Explore one of the biggest mysteries in modern cosmology. #WorldSciU This lec...

Published: 07/31/2020
World Science U Live Q+A Session with Brian Greene - Friday, July 24 at 3pm EDT
World Science U Live Q+A Session with Brian Greene - Friday, July 24 at 3pm EDT

Watch the reply of Brian Greene's first live WSU Q+A session where he took questions on a variety of subjects including relativity, quantum, the cosmos and his WSU course, Space, Time and Einstein.* ...

Published: 07/24/2020
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