Science & Art Cabaret

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Free admission & cash bar

UB College of Arts and Sciences & Hallwalls present

Science & Art Cabaret

The Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Ulrich Baur - UB Professor, Particle Physics
Katharina Dittmar de la Cruz - UB Assistant Professor, Biology
Will Kinney - UB Associate Professor, Cosmology
Gary Nickard - UB Clinical Assistant Professor, Visual Studies
Particle physicist and UB Assistant Professor Avto Kharchilava hosts a live video link to the control room at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Poetry by Patty Wallace
Music by The Vores, Unplugged

Science as you have never seen it before: out of the lab and into the underground! Presented by the University at Buffalo and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Science & Art Cabaret is an entertaining mash-up of cutting-edge science and technology with art, music, poetry, and performance. Held in the Ninth Ward at Babeville's Asbury Hall, the Cabaret is all about connections: order a drink at the bar and hear top university researchers discuss their work in context with creative minds from the Arts and Humanities. We pick a topic and look at it from all angles. This October, the topic is "Taking Nature Apart:" Physicists, biologists, musicians, and poets riff on reductionism, that peculiar scientific notion of learning about the world by breaking it into component parts. What do we learn by taking an organism apart? What do we learn by taking matter itself apart? What don't we learn? Should we feel alienated or illuminated by the creative destruction of scientific inquiry?

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October, 2009 - 2009