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
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
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
-- Rob Lynch, a painter and musician, who will be keeping time
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.
"Time" is the 12th cabaret held since 2009. For information on
the Science & Art Cabaret and past events, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13376