2017/18 Season

Irmgard Bischofberger

Irmgard Bischofberger

Nov. 17, 2017 - Pattern Formations

Killian Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7:30 PM, Nov. 17, 2017

LECTURER: Irmgard Bischofberg, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PROGRAM: Dr. Irmgard Bischofberger will present a lecture on pattern formations in fluids, the larger implications of these formations throughout nature, and the questions that arise.  

PERFORMERS: Sam Torres, saxophonist and loop artist, pianist Sophia Vastek, and electronic musician David Ibbett, with projections and visual representations of the work of Prof. Bischofberger.

MUSIC: Stainless Staining by Donnacha Dennehy, The Currents by Sarah Kirkland Snider, a set by Sam Torres for saxophone and live electronics, and a new work by David Ibbett
 


Paola Rizzoli

Paola Rizzoli

March 9, 2018 - Rising Seas and the Venice Problem

Killian Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
March 9, 2018

LECTURER: Paola Rizzoli, Professor of Physical Oceanography in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PROGRAM: Dr. Paola Rizzoli will present a lecture on the Venice problem, with implications of climate change, the human and ecological impact, and the nature of the sea.

MUSIC: Works by Venetian composers and musical portraits of Venice and the sea.


Alexey Veraksa

Alexey Veraksa

Spring 2018 (exact date TBA) - The Dance of Cells

LECTURER: Alexey Veraksa, Associate Professor of Biology - Cell Signaling and Gene Regulation in Development

PROGRAM: Dr. Alexey Veraksa will talk about his research on cell signaling in early development and the questions that arise

PERFORMERS: BoSoma Dance Company