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SMP 1/21/12 | Einstein as a Cultural Figure | Speaker: Philip Glass, Sean Carroll, Michael Turner, Fred Adams

Saturday, January 21, 2012
5:00 AM
Rackham Auditorium (915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor)

Speakers: Composer Philip Glass, Physicists Sean Carroll and Michael Turner, and U-M Professor Fred Adams

Join us for this special day as Einstein on the Beach composer Philip Glass participates in a panel of special guests to ponder the cultural significance of Einstein. Glass is joined by Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist from the California Institute of Technology who has been featured in Wired magazine, The New York Times, and on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, and University of Chicago theoretical physicist and cosmologist Michael Turner who co-authored The Early Universe. U-M faculty member Fred Adams moderates the discussion.

Co-presented by Saturday Morning Physics (U-M Department of Physics) and University Musical Society, with support from Arts at Michigan, U-M Living Arts, and U-M Arts Engine.

Doors to the Rackham Auditorium open at 10:00 a.m. Parking available at the Fletcher Street Parking Structure for $2.00 for this event only.