Out of the lab and onto the dance floor

Susan EspirituDowntown

I have to admit when I was in UT physics classes, dancing wasn’t on my mind, unless it was how to dance around why I didn’t understand the content.

Today’s UT Physics and Astronomy department is determined to put a bit more pizzazz into the content by collaborating with the UT Humanities Center, hosting a series of public events exploring the intersection of physics, the arts, and the humanities.

Now, you’re thinking how is that possible? The two sides of the brain are in collaboration between Thursday, October 19, and Monday, October 23, 2023, at various times and several locations. Events range from discussions of injecting hard science into science fiction to exploring the physics of music and the music of physics on the dance floor.

  • Harmonic Motion: Physics x Electronic Music is on Thursday, October 19, 8 p.m. at Old City Performing Arts Center, on 111 State Street.
  • Writer Lucy Caldwell on her Collaboration with the Physics Laboratory CERN. Reading on Sunday, October 22, 5 p.m. at Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, followed by a Meet and Greet and book signing at 6 p.m. at Knox Brew Hub, 421 Union Avenue.
  • Fiction and Physics in Conversation, a panel and Q&A w/ physicists from CERN and UT, writers and the editors of Collision: Stories from the Science of CERN on Monday, October 23, 1:30 p.m. at UT Student Union, room 169, Cumberland Avenue.
  • UT Physics Colloquium: Physicist Rob Appleby (University of Manchester) on the Upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN on Monday, October 23, 3:30 p.m. at UT Science and Engineering Research Facility, 1414 Circle Drive.

Details at: UTK Humanities/Physics Events All events are free and open to the public.

If you need more information, email Catherine Longmire, publications coordinator: cal@utk.edu.

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