Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Brian Greene

A Rainy Day Books Author Event co-sponsored with the Linda Hall Library

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

The book
 
Until the End of Time is Brian Greene’s breathtaking new exploration of the Cosmos and our quest to understand it. Brian takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the Universe’s beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the eternal. Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality, from quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes, Dr. Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. With this grand tour of the Universe, beginning to end, Professor Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the Cosmos.
 
The author
 
Brian Greene is Professor of Mathematics & Physics and Director of the Center for Theoretical Physics at Columbia University. He is renowned, along with Michio Kaku, for his groundbreaking discoveries in Superstring Theory. Dr. Greene is the bestselling author of The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, which have collectively spent 65 Weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and have sold more than two millions copies worldwide. He has also hosted two Peabody and Emmy award-winning NOVA miniseries based on his books. Brian and his wife, television producer Tracy Day, co-founded the World Science Festival.
 
Venue
 
This event will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112.
 
Admission
 
Admission package for one or two people is $30, plus Kansas sales tax. It includes one hardcover copy of Until the End of Time, one stamped author autographing admission ticket, and one guest admission ticket (if needed). Please register at the Rainy Day Books website. Admission packages can also be purchased in-store at Rainy Day Books or by calling 913.384.3126.
 
Book Signing
 
A book signing will follow the presentation.