Science & Art Cabaret

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE admission with cash bar

Buffalo Museum of Science, University at Buffalo College of Arts & Science, and Hallwalls present

Science & Art Cabaret: Illuminating Nano

Ninth Ward at Asbury Hall

Science as you have never seen itbefore: out of the lab and into the underground!

Illuminating Nano

Presented by the University at Buffalo and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Science & Art Cabaret is an entertaining mash-up of cutting-edge science 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 November, we illuminate how light interacts with nano-scale materials causing beautiful, strange and very useful effects. How do nanostructures in butterfly wings create colors? What makes Graphene so special that it deserved the Nobel prize? What is the potential of nano-science for biology and medicine?

Douglas Borzynski
Buffalo Museum of Science

Sambandamurthy Ganapathy
UB Assistant Professor, Nano-Physics

Arnd Pralle
UB Assistant Professor, Bio-Physics

Moshe Shulman

Peter D'Auria, Andrea Mancuso, Visual Artists