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Science Unwrapped Listens for 'Whispers from the Cosmos'

Monday, Oct. 26, 2009


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Science Unwrapped's Oct. 30 event, 'Whispers from the Cosmos,’ will be held in USU’s Performance Hall at 7 p.m.


Einstein’s Cosmic Messengers illustration

The Oct. 30 presentation features world-renowned musician and multimedia artist Andrea Centazzo.


The Utah State University College of Science’s October Science Unwrapped presentation combines science with music to display the dazzling talents of world-renowned musician and multimedia artist Andrea Centazzo. Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to “Whispers from the Cosmos: Listening to Gravity’s Hidden Message” Friday, Oct. 30, at Utah State University. Admission is free and open to all.
 
Held at 7 p.m. in the Performance Hall, Centazzo’s portion of the program, entitled “Einstein’s Cosmic Messengers,” features images projected on a cinema screen, complemented by live synchronized music performed with an array of acoustic and digital percussive instruments.
 
Shane Larson, USU assistant professor of physics, opens the program with a brief introduction to the mysterious gravitational waves — messages from the cosmos — that emanate from outer space. Famed physicist Albert Einstein described these “ripples in space-time” as clues to the fundamental nature of gravity.
 
The presentation is the final segment in Science Unwrapped’s “Windows on the Cosmos” series, which celebrates the International Year of Astronomy. The monthly presentation series takes a break in November and December but returns with the new “Origins” series in January 2010.
 
The Performance Hall is located at approximately 1090 East 675 North on campus and surface parking is adjacent to the hall. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to arrive early.
 
Initiated by the College of Science in February 2009, Science Unwrapped is a free monthly presentation series, open to the public, featuring varied scientific topics in a relaxed, family friendly format.
 
For more information, visit the Science Unwrapped Web site, view Science Unwrapped at USU on Facebook or call 435-797-3517.
 
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Contact: Shane Larson, 435-797-8838, s.larson@usu.edu
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517, maryann.muffoletto@usu.edu




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