February 7, 2007

Cosmology and Unsolvable Mysteries

Union Hall’s “Secret Science Club” is back with more mind-bending lectures, chemical libations, and star-gazing sounds!! Wednesday, February 7th @ 7:30 pm Union Hall’s “Secret Science Club” presents:

Infinite Questions with physicist/astronomer Janna Levin and the music of Jane LeCroy and Transmitting
Buckle up, and journey into the cosmos with author and physicist Janna Levin, as she explores mathematics, literature, and the secrets of the universe. A professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College, Levin delves into the issues of madness and genius, transfinite arithmetic, chaos and curved spacetime, time warps, invisible strings, and naked singularities.

The author of A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines and How the Universe Got Its Spots, Levin asks: Is the universe infinite or just really big? Can there be a Theory of Everything? How do scientists of the past (notably logician Kurt Godel and code-breaker Alan Turing) help us understand key questions in physics? What is knowable? Don’t miss this brain-bending ride to the edge of human knowledge!

Then .... TRANSMITTING: The Words and Beat of the Universe
With songs about deep space and biology, TRANSMITTING was recently the band in residence at the Liberty Science Center. Led by poet and lead singer Jane LeCroy, TRANSMITTING features multi-instrumentalist Tom Abbs (upright bass, didgeridoo, firecrackers, tuba, and percussion toys) and the human beatboxer, Kid Lucky. TRANSMITTING’s funky and cosmic sound is complemented by a half set of improvisation, which incorporates questions and words from the audience.

--Before and in the Tweens: Groove to tunes inspired by the Cosmic Ballet!

--Imbibe the Libation of the Night, the “Time Warp,” and travel to another dimension.…

The “Secret Science Club” meets February 7th at 7:30 p.m. (and the first Wednesday night of every month) in the basement @ Union Hall.

Union Hall is at 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn p: 718.638.4400 Web: unionhallny.com Subway: R to Union St.; F to 4th Ave.; Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic