Release Date: November 26, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In a dimly lit basement club in downtown Buffalo, scientists and artists will gather on the night of Nov. 28 to discuss that most mysterious of concepts: Time.
The event is the second in the 2012-13 season of the Science & Art Cabaret, a series of evening conversations that invites the public to grab a drink and listen as some of the region's greatest minds discuss how a common theme relates to art and science.
On Nov. 28, the cabaret will take place at 7 p.m. at The Ninth Ward at Babeville at 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Guests will enjoy a night of entertaining conversation and a cash bar. Entry is free.
The lineup for the night includes:
-- Sarah Shandera, assistant professor of physics at Pennsylvania State University, who will deliver a talk titled, "A Travelling Cosmologist's Clock Runs Slow"
-- Dejan Stojkovic, associate professor of physics at the University at Buffalo, who will speak on the theme, "From Time to Time and Back"
-- John Massier, visual arts curator for Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, who will discuss the artwork of Karen Henderson, a Toronto-based artist whose work addresses site, time and material processes.
-- Rob Lynch, a painter and musician, who will be keeping time on drums.
The Science & Art Cabaret series is organized by the UB College of Arts and Sciences, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Buffalo Museum of Science.
Co-founder Will Kinney, a UB associate professor of physics, describes the cabaret as "an entertaining mash-up of cutting-edge science and technology with art, music, poetry and performance." It's a tribute to the time-tested ideal that public spaces, like cafes and bars, can serve as hubs of intellectual discussion, and not just as places to engage in leisurely pursuits.