Release Date: August 18, 2010
BUFFALO, N.Y. – With the Buffalo skyline as the backdrop, the roof of the Buffalo Museum of Science is the setting tonight, Wednesday, August 18, for a free evening of talk about the universe, thematically appropriate live music ("The Planets" by Holst) provided by the Long Winters String Quartet and public telescope viewing.
The event takes place at 8 p.m. on the rooftop of the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. Refreshments will be served.
UB associate professor of physics Will H. Kinney, PhD, will discuss "The End of the Universe and the Future of Life," designed to inform and entertain a lay audience. Can life in the universe continue forever, or must it eventually die out? Biology, quantum mechanics, and information theory, as well as Kinney's own research in cosmology, paint a surprising picture of the ultimate future of the universe and the evolution of life.
The event is part of the Science & Art Cabaret series sponsored by the UB College of Arts and Sciences, Hallwalls and the Buffalo Museum of Science with additional support from Greatbatch; the telescopes are being made available by the Buffalo Astronomical Association.
The Science & Art Cabaret series, which Kinney describes as "an entertaining mash-up of cutting-edge science with art, music, poetry and performance," is part of the international Café Scientifique movement.
Press arrangements: Ellen Goldbaum in the UB Office of University Communications at 645-4605 and Doug Borzynski of the Buffalo Museum of Science on-site.