Brian Swimme: “Journey of the Universe” | Talks at Google


The discoveries of modern science tell a comprehensive epic story of the universe through fourteen billion years of evolution. Brian will tell this amazing story from the birth of the universe to the history of planet Earth to the stages of hominin evolution. While this account will certainly be in contention with older cultural narratives, it could ultimately lead to positive effects for future human evolution. Brian will point to some of the epic’s long term consequences for humanity as a whole.

Brian Swimme earned his doctorate in the department of mathematics at the University of Oregon where he specialized in singularities in gravitational systems. He is professor of evolutionary philosophy at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His PBS film Journey of the Universe won an Emmy for best documentary in Northern California.