Friday, October 12th, 2018
Morse Auditorium at Boston University
Exploring the beauty and importance of coral reefs around the world, and how climate change is driving their extinction and evolution.
LECTURER: Sarah Davies, Assistant Professor of Biology at Boston University
PERFORMERS: Marvento Duo with Olivia J. P. Harris, pianist Sophia Subbayya Music, and electronic musician David Ibbett
MUSIC: Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) by George Crumb, and the world premieres of two commissioned works by Norah Lorway and David Ibbett
WORDS: Original poetry for the event by Sabrina Sadique
Computed Futures: The Art of Mathematical Modeling
Sunday, December 9th, 2018
New School of Music, Cambridge
Is our universe a ticking clock - with enough information everything can be predicted? Or does chaos theory present a fundamental barrier - where the wings of a butterfly can give rise to incalculable changes over time?
Chris Rycroft and his lab apply these concepts to simulate a diverse array of real-world phenomena, from the motion of solids and liquids in space, to the growth and behavior of organic creatures.
LECTURER: Chris Rycroft, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University
MUSIC: Livecoding by Jeremy Stewart, and a world premiere by David Ibbett
MOON LANDING: A 50-Year Celebration
With special guest Roy Gould, researcher at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics, TED Talks speaker, and author of The Universe in Creation.
And guest artists Arx Duo, with the premiere of a new work by Nick DiBerardino celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing