Entertaining Science – The Back Story

May 3rd — THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING
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Entertaining Science has since 2002 paired public lectures by prominent scientists with performances by artists who address the lecture’s theme. One can expect anything: readings, music, theatre, magic, resolution of controversial issues. The general goal is to play with ideas, to talk to people about science, to entertain. And have fun.

The series runs at 6pm on the first Sunday of each month, and is coordinated by founder, chemist and poet Roald Hoffmann of Cornell University with neuroscientist and composer Dave Soldier (aka Dave Sulzer) of Columbia University.

Past participants include scientists from a broad range of fields, including Oliver Sacks, Benoit Mandelbrot, Joseph Le Doux, Carl Djerassi, Paul Greengard, Roger Payne and Mark Moffet, paired with the likes of downtown musicians, actors, filmmakers, playwrights, choreographers and flamenco dancers, bluegrass bands, and,photographers including Vitaly Komar, Elliott Sharp, Phoebe Legere, Mark Mitton and NelidaTirado.

PRESS & FURTHER INFO
All inquiries can be directed to Monsieur Dave Soldier.

Selected press:
Seed magazine
Bulletin of the American Academy of Science
the Lancet (on Dave Sulzer & Rebecca Cherry’s show)
Entertaining Science Blog
Squidco
-And, of course, Roald Hoffmann’s website

UPCOMING SHOW:  
 THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015

Links to Entertaining Science shows will redirect to the Performances page of the Cornelia Street Café website.


 EGGSTRAVAGANZA (And Chickens Too!) 4/5/2015
 PLUTO & THE ICE PRINCESS 3/1/2015
 THE SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF SATURN’S SYSTEMS 2/1/2015
 SOUND SYMMETRY – PATTERNS OF MIND 1/4/2015

 SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/2/2014
 SEEING IS BELIEVING: FLUORESCING MOLECULES, RNA ZIPCODES AND CROCHETED MERMAIDS 11/2/2014
 THE BIG MELT: TALES OF ANTARCTICA 10/5/2014
 ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT! 9/7/2014
 UNFOLDING EVOLUTION 6/1/2014
 LIFE’S MUSIC 5/4/2014
 SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
 EDGES AND GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
 MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
 SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014

 CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
 EXPLOSIVE EVOLUTION IN BIRDS
11/3/2013
 INTERACTIONS : SO COMPLICATED IT’S SIMPLE
10/6/2013
 CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL?
9/1/2013
 MARS !
6/9/2013
 MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
5/12/2013
 ON PAPER
4/14/2013
 NOW HEAR THIS! 3/10/2013
 A JUMP INTO THE GENE POOL
2/10/2013

 FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
 YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR
11/11/2012
 IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME
10/14/2012
 HEARTS AND DEVILS
9/9/2012
 PAY ATTENTION!
6/10/2012
 RHAPSODY FOR PIANO AND UNIVERSE
5/13/2012
 LOOPS, WAVES AND TEXTURES
4/8/2012
 BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES
3/11/2012
 THE TWO GARYS–GUITAR ZERO & EXPONENTIAL
2/12/2012
 SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS
1/8/2012

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE 12/11/2011
 THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
 ANGULAR MOMENTUM OF THE HUMAN BODY 10/9/2011
 MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE (AND MONKEYS) 9/11/2011
 UNDRUGGABLE PROTEINS AND IMPOSSIBLE PIANO MUSIC 7/10/2011
 SINGING IN THE BRAIN 6/12/2011
 BRAIN TRAUMA & ONE MAN’S MUSIC 5/8/2011
 SING TO US, PLANETS 4/10/2011
 AIDS ~ WITH HEART, HUMOR AND HOPE 3/13/2011
 EXPOSURE: RADIOACTIVITY FROM MARIE CURIE TO TODAY 2/13/2011
 ABSTRACTION & PASSION: THE BRAINWAVE MUSIC PROJECT 1/9/2011

 ADVENTURES AMONG THE ANTS 5/2/2010
 CAN CULTURE EMERGE FROM SCRATCH? 3/7/2010
THE CAMERA NEVER LIES 2/7/2010
EXTREMES 1/3/2010

YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
SHAPES & ENERGIES: LOVE & HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
NATURAL LAW: DARWIN’S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
THE HAPHAZARD CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUMAN MIND 10/5/2008
TABOOS 9/7/2008
WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
IT’S THE WAY IT SHATTERS THAT MATTERS 3/2/2008
FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING 2/3/2008
SEACHANGE: REVERSING THE TIDE 1/6/2008

THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
HARMONIOUS TRIADS 10/7/2007
SCENTS & SENSIBILITY: HOW YOUR NOSE KNOWS 8/30/2007
COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
REFLECTIONS OF THE ANIMAL MIND 6/3/2007
HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT’S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007

I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
CHATEAU JIAHU, VINTAGE 7000 BC 10/15/2006
CHOICES 9/3/2006
FINALLY WITH WOMEN 8/6/2006
SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006

NEON! 12/4/2005
IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
FERNS 9/4/2005
FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE–A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
EIN STEIN FÜR EINSTEIN 4/3/2005
SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005


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