Tuesday, November 22, 2005



Cornelia Street Cafe has a remarkable program of concerts, lectures, readings, story-telling, plays and other things.

On Sunday, Dec 4, 2005, at 6:00, there will be a program called ENTERTAINING SCIENCE, hosted by Nobel Prize winning chemist Roald Hoffmann, The topic on Sunday (12/4) is: NEON.

ENTERTAINING SCIENCE is hosted by Hoffmann at the Cafe regularly, once each month. When I attended the last program, IMPROVISING ON CHAOS, I enjoyed the interesting talk, some of the poetry, and all of the music. There is a $10 cover, and a one drink minimum. Reservations are probably necessary. (Last time they turned people away.) The room is long, so it's also best to come early and sit at one of the tables up close. (In fact, last time there was a demonstration that was presented so close to the ground it was very hard to see from the back.) You can even order food. I didn't try any but it looked very good.

Here's the program for the 4th:

"NEON! Something about intense, clear, colored light delights the eye and mind. Light artists Kenny Greenberg and Clare Brew, teaming up with dancer and choreographer Rachel Cohen, will create synaesthestic light fantasies for us. Roald Hoffmann will lapse into his professorial mode, and do a show-and-tell on emission, absorption, and line spectra, while Oliver Sacks recounts the remarkable history of the noble gases."

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