Fermilab debuts new Sunday International Series
Get your passport out! Fermilab is introducing a new Sunday International Series.
The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series serves as an open door between Fermilab and the public by offering a diverse array of performing arts performances and lectures that celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of the lab. Register at events.fnal.gov/arts-lecture-series/. All times are Central.
The series will begin on Sunday, Sept. 26, with "The Gifts" by Geraldine Cox (UK) at 2 p.m. Can you appreciate and enjoy all the gifts that discovering nature through science can bring? In this illustrated talk of art, poetry and science, Cox will explore some of these gifts and discuss how nature's marvelous imagination and our methods of understanding it might play a greater role in our world. Her current projects include working with scientists to help share the drama and intricacy of building and choreographing molecules; revealing Nature's hidden patterns in textiles and paintings; and introducing 9-year-old children to the world of atoms and their delicate interactions with light. Learn more about her work at www.findingpatterns.info. Tickets for access are $4.
On Sunday, Oct. 3, the virtual Art Gallery Talk will be "Echoing Forms: Experiments in Hybridity" with Sujata Majumdar (Netherlands) at 2 p.m. Sujata Majumdar is a visual artist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, working in a range of media to investigate notions of pattern formation. As Crossing Parallels artist-in-residence a Delft University of Technology, she worked with photography and concrete to explore living and non-living weathering patterns on the environment. Interdisciplinary by nature, she has a background in physics, photography, and information technology. Raised in the UK and living in Europe, with Indian heritage, she finds she can easily look at things from multiple perspectives. Her first field of study was physics and science is still at the core of much of what she does. Access is free.
On Sunday, Oct. 17, the series will continue with "Why We Laugh" with Dr. Sophie Scott (UK) at 2 p.m. Scott is a professor of cognitive neuroscience, comedian and the director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, where she studies the neural basis of vocal communication and how our brains process the information in speech and voices, and how our brains control the production of our voice. In 2020, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honors, for her services to Neuroscience. Tickets for access are $4.
Visit the Fermilab Public Events page at events.fnal.gov/arts-lecture-series/ for updates and further information on Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series.