School of Mathematics and Physics Seminar


Seminar - Monday 1st October at 4.00 pm

Room 0G.017, Mathematics and Physics Teaching Centre


SCIENCE AND CONTEMPORARY THEATER - A symbiotic relationship?


Professor Gabriel Cwilich, Yeshiva University, New York

In this talk Professor Cwilich will describe the interesting phenomenon that developed over the last two decades in which playwrights turned increasingly their interest and curiosity towards scientific subjects, and managed not only to reflect in their creation the world, circumstances and tribulations of the scientists, but also to express their scientific ideas and, in many cases with great success, to weave them in the very dramatic structure of their plays. He will also show how in some cases in the process of creation and staging of their plays they interact directly with scientists.

Professor Cwilich will survey a few of the most interesting theatrical experiences in that respect, as well as describe his personal involvement over the years with the Alfred Sloan Foundation, through their program of “Public Understanding of Science and Technology” and with some theatre companies which they support.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be served at 3.45 pm in the Foyer

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