Science & the Arts
the Arts, an initiative of the Science Outreach Series, presents
programs in theatre, art, music, and dance that bridge the worlds of art
and science. Our events at the Graduate Center are free, unless noted.
Pre-registering holds your seat until 15 minutes before curtain, then
seating is first come, first served. Pre-register by phone or
email: 212-817-8215 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the
number listed with the event.
Supported in part by the National Science Foundation, the
Richard Lounsbery Foundation, and Con Edison.
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Science & the Arts Series
A Meeting of the Athanasius
Kircher Society, Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 PM
this event is sold out
Robot Dance Competition,
Thursday, February 1, 2:00 PM
The Physics of the Buffyverse,
Thursday, February 1, 6:00 AND 8:00 PM
"Flight," a play by Arthur
Giron, Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 PM
Ben Franklin’s Glass Armonica,
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 PM no seats left
for the 6:30 show. Second performance added at 8:00 PM.
Yuri’s Night: A Celebration of Space Exploration, Thursday, April
12, 6:30 PM
Geometry and Art: From
Escher to Animation, Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 PM
String Theory for Dummies, Tuesday, May 22,
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:00 PM
Archive of past Science and the Arts series
Please reserve your seat and refer to the event number listed below.
A Meeting of the Athanasius Kircher
popular website, the “Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher
Society,” named after a 17th-century polymath, inspired this evening
of the wondrous and the arcane. Featuring ancient automata, extinct
languages, curious inventions, and one notable savant.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 7 PM
- this event
is sold out
Robot Dance Competition
Robo Cup Junior is an international robot design competition
organized in elementary through high schools. Witness the
crazy, colorful dance moves of the ‘bots, designed by the New York
7321 - Thursday, February 1, 2007 2 PM
The Physics of the Buffyverse
Jennifer Ouellette’s The Physics of the Buffyverse uses the
characters, concepts and plot lines of the popular television series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer to illustrate a wide range of fundamental
concepts in the physical sciences: everything from sound,
electricity, materials science, and thermodynamics, to concepts of
time (and time travel), wormholes, black holes, and string theory.
The evening will include demonstrations of the martial art of
Two performances on one evening:
7322 - Thursday, February 1, 2007 6 PM
7323 - Thursday, February 1, 2007 8 PM
"Flight," a play by Arthur
A comedic drama about the family life of the young Wright Brothers.
"...[A] witty, touching flashback to the Wright brothers' boyhood
and the events that led to those momentous first flights in Kitty
Times). A play reading by
A Leg Productions
7324 - Tuesday, February 27, 2007 6:30 PM
Ben Franklin’s Glass Armonica
glass armonica’s celestial sound is created by placing moistened
fingers on the edges of revolving crystal bowls of different sizes.
Learn the history of Franklin’s invention and hear a performance by
Cecilia Brauer including Mozart’s composition for the
Peter Kirn will discuss the physics behind the sound and how he
has re-imagined the instrument in digital sound with visual effects.
7276 - Wednesday, March 21, 2007 6:30 PM
- no seats left for the 6:30 show.
7337 - Wednesday, March 21, 2007 8:00 PM
Yuri’s Night: A Celebration
of Space Exploration
1961 Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, became the first human being
to leave Earth’s atmosphere. On April 12, revelers on
all seven continents celebrate Yuri's
Night, the anniversary of his unprecedented voyage as well as
the launch of the first Space Shuttle exactly 20 years later. This
year New Yorkers will join them. The astronomy-themed festivities
- Thursday, April 12, 2007
Geometry and Art: From
Escher to Animation
about the late and great mathematician Donald Coxeter and the work
of contemporary artists who use geometry. With Siobhan
Roberts, author of King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, The
Man Who Saved Geometry, George
Hart, sculptor and author of the online Encyclopedia of Polyhedra,
Emmy Award-winning animator Mark Neumann, and Jeff Weeks’
Dodecahedral Universe, a trippy 3D animated fly-through of geometric
Arrive early (4:00 pm on) and help mathematician
Dan Duddy construct a shadow of the fourth dimension; a giant truncated
hyperdodecahedron. Everyone is welcome!
7278 - Wednesday, May 2, 2007 6:30 PM
String Theory for Dummies
scientists feel String Theory explains and unifies all of physics.
Others disagree. We, the public, are confused. Dr.
Jim Gates, Toll Professor in Physics at the University of Maryland,
will explain the theory with great clarity. We’ll screen the
winning entries from Discover Magazine’s current String Theory
in Two Minutes or Less video competition. Look for magic and a special
guest (think wood; we’re literal about the title!).
7279 - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 6:30 PM
A workshop version of a new
musical by Albert Innaurato, author of the hit play
Gemini. Based on
the novel by Alan Lightman. In 1905, on the verge of great
discoveries, the young patent clerk Albert Einstein dreams
marvelous dreams about the nature of time.
7338 - Wednesday,
May 30, 2007 7 PM
The Science & the Arts
Series is part of the Continuing Education and Public Programs at The
For further information on
Science & the Arts please contact:
Brian Schwartz, Director (212) 817-7521,
Adrienne Klein, co-Director (212) 817-7522,
All events are held at The
Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave (at 34th Street)
unless otherwise noted.