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Science on Stage

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Science on Stage

Science on Stage

Science on Stage

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From Proof to Copenhagen, plays starring science have met with critical acclaim. But what makes for a good science drama? In this hour, we'll look at how science is being brought to the stage. Have we moved beyond the stereotype of the crazy-haired professor? Plus, we'll hear songs from two science musicals: Fermat's Last Tango and Einstein's Dreams.

Guests:

Brian Schwartz
*Vice president for research, The Graduate Center
*Professor in the department of physics at City University of New York

Arthur Giron
Playwright, Moving Bodies

Joshua Rosenblum
*Pianist and conductor
*Composer and co-lyricist, Fermat's Last Tango and Einstein's Dreams

J. Holtham
*Program director, EST/Sloan Project, Ensemble Studio Theatre

Tom Beckett
*Singer, "Love is not a Science"

Michael McCoy
*Singer, "Love is not a Science"

Edwardyne Cowan
*Singer, "Math Widow"