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SOURCE World Science Festival
Nation's Premier Science Festival Continues Mission to Make Science Compelling and Accessible to Everyone
May 28th to June 1st, 2014
Tickets on Sale to the Public May 1st
NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Science Festival today unveiled its 2014 program lineup, which will present many of the world's leading scientists, artists and influential thinkers – bringing science to life in imaginative ways throughout New York City.
The program lineup for the 2014 World Science Festival can be found at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/events, where tickets for Festival events can also be purchased.
The five-day festival celebrates science with original programming that includes free events for young innovators, scientists-in-the-making, and families – as well as discourse, debate, theater, exhibitions, and social experiences that transform the city and bring the world's leading scientists in direct contact with the broader public.
Since its inception in 2008, the annual Festival has welcomed more than one million people to over 300 programs in locations throughout New York City. It is the nation's most anticipated science event and allows everyone to experience science in unique and thrilling ways.
"We began the World Science Festival to spark a cultural shift where science would rightly take its place alongside music, art, and literature as an indispensable part of a full life. This year's programming, with an emphasis not only on main stage events but also on more intimate gatherings involving great scientists and general audiences of all ages, brings cutting-edge science directly to the public," said Tracy Day, Emmy award winning journalist and CEO and Co-Founder, World Science Festival.
Expect a theatrical exploration of Einstein's life; a debate about the recent breakthrough announcement on the nature of the big bang; the latest research on brain-machine interface; a special address from renowned geneticist and discoverer of the breast cancer gene, BRCA1, Dr. Mary-Claire King; a wide-ranging exploration of quantum reality; the announcement of the winners of the prestigious biennial $1 million Kavli Prizes for outstanding scientific work in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience; workshops on the science of food and beer, and the ever-popular all-day Ultimate Science Street Fair in Washington Square Park, and much more.
"There's no experience more thrilling than having kids and adults learn about a great scientific discovery and in the process gain access to a whole new universe of ideas and possibilities," said Brian Greene, Columbia University Professor of Physics and Mathematics and co-founder of the World Science Festival.
Program highlights include:
About the World Science Festival
The World Science Festival is a production of the Science Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation's mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.
The World Science Festival has been made possible with the generous support of its Founding Benefactors: the Simons Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation.
The World Science Festival also gratefully acknowledges its major sponsors, Ann Ziff, Con Edison, The Kavli Prize; additional supporters Bezos Family Foundation, IFF, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Royal Society Winton Price for Science Books, Sony, Time Warner Cable; its media partners, ABC News, ABC Radio, WABC-TV, WNYC Radio, Scientific American, Popular Science, The Week, Mental Floss, Huffpost Science, IEEE Spectrum; and its university partners, New York University, The City University of New York, Columbia University, The Rockefeller University, and The Cooper Union.
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