NPR logo

A Meeting of the Minds at the World Science Festival

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90974426/90974425" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
A Meeting of the Minds at the World Science Festival

Science

A Meeting of the Minds at the World Science Festival

A Meeting of the Minds at the World Science Festival

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90974426/90974425" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Great science minds from around the world are converging on New York City this week for the five-day World Science Festival.

Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival, discusses the purpose of the event and what the organizers hope to achieve.

Thomas Jessell and Luis Brus, both winners of the Kavli prizes — a new set of $1 million science prizes for achievements in nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics — talk about their work and their experiences at the World Science Festival.

Related NPR Stories