Brian Randolph Greene is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since co-founding it in 2008. Greene has worked on mirror symmetry, relating two different Calabi–Yau manifolds . He also described the flop transition, a mild form of topology change, showing that topology in string theory can change at the conifold point.
Cynthia Ann Crawford is an American model and actress. Her years of success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson. She is known for her trademark mole just above her lip, and has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career.
Mariska Magdolna Hargitay is an American actress best known for her role as Detective/Sergeant/Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, for which she has earned multiple awards and nominations, including winning a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award.
Patton Peter Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and writer, known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens , voicing Remy in the film Ratatouille , playing multiple identical brothers, the Koenigs, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , and male Jesse in both seasons of Minecraft: Story Mode. Oswalt has appeared in six stand-up specials and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for his Netflix special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping .