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Invited Speakers & Moderators

As of October 1, 2010


Allan Atlas

Music: The Science of Musical Instruments
Distinguished Professor: Musicology Ph.D. Program
Director of The Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York 
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/music/faculty/atlas.html

Frank Burnet

Science Festivals: Cheltenham Science Festival and Other European Festivals
Frank Burnet Consultancy
Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England, Bristol, England
http://frankburnet.com/about
 
Liliane Campos
Theatre: Literary Analysis of Science Plays

Lecturer in English and Theatre Studies, University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle
http://www.texte-et-critique-du-texte.paris-sorbonne.fr/annuaire/liliane_campos.htm
 
Jerry Carlson
Film: Film Criticism
Professor, Film Studies Coordinator of Critical Studies in the Film & Video Program, The City College of New York, Producer for CUNY TV.
http://cuny.tv/series/citycine/carlson.lasso
Marvin Carlson
Theatre:
Literary Criticism
Distinguished Professor, Department of Theatre
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/theatre/faculty/index.html

 
Marco Cavaglià
Science Exhibits: Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)
Member of the Education and Public Outreach working group of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi
http://www.aps.org/units/fed/newsletters/spring2010/cavaglia.cfm 
http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/
 
Robert Clyman
Theatre: Science and Theatre from the Viewpoint of the Playwright
http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsC/clyman-robert.html

 
John Durant
Science Festivals: Science Festivals in the US and Support by NSF Informal Science Program
MIT Museum Director and Adjunct Professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program
MIT Cambridge, MA
http://web.mit.edu/sts/people/durant.html
 
 
Stuart Firestein
Theatre: Scientist and Critic
Professor, Columbia University, Biological Sciences
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/327/5962/146-a
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/faculty-data/stuart-firestein/faculty.html
Alexis Gambis
Film: The Imagine Science Film Festival
Artistic Director and Founder
Imagine Science Films
Rockefeller University
http://www.imaginesciencefilms.com/about/

 
Graeme Gillis
Theatre: The Ensemble Studio Theatre / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project
Director, EST / Sloan Project
http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/programs/estsloan-project/

 
Arthur Giron
Theatre: Science and Theatre from the Viewpoint of the Playwright
http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsG/giron-arthur.html

 
Patrick Grant
Music: BIG BANG for Live Ensemble and Multimedia
Composer/Performer: Strange Music Inc., NYC
http://www.patrickgrant.com/
http://www.strangemusic.com/BigBang.htm
 
Ira Hauptman
Theatre: Science and Theatre from the Viewpoint of the Playwright
Professor of Theatre
Queens College, Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance
http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=408
http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsH/hauptman-ira.html

 
Roald Hoffmann
Science Cafes: Ten Years at the Cornelia Street Cafe
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
http://www.roaldhoffmann.com
 
 
Brian W. Holmes
Music: Understanding Musical Instruments: Composing “Updike’s Science”
Physics Department
San Jose State University, CA
http://www.thorpemusic.com/holmes02.html    

http://www.classical-composers.org/comp/holmes_brian
Ken Laws
Dance: The Science of Dance
Professor of Physics Emeritus: Dickenson College
http://physics.dickinson.edu:16080/~pod_web/ 
 
Jodi Lomask
Dance:
Capacitor Dance Company
Artistic Director
San Francisco, CA 94117
http://www.capacitor.org
Melanie Lott
Dance: The Mechanics of Balance in Pirouettes
PhD candidate in physics at Bryn Mawr College    
 
Cassandra Medley
Theatre: Science and Theatre from the Viewpoint of the Playwright
http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsM/medley-cassandra.html
 
Ann G. Merchant
Film and TV: The Role of Science & Entertainment Exchange
Deputy Executive Director/Office of Communications. The National Academies
http://www.scienceandentertainmentexchange.org
 
Odd tOdd
Animation:
Science Communication via Science Toons
http://www.oddtoddstudios.com
Sidney Perkowitz
Film: Author:
Hollywood Science: Movies, Science and the End of the World
Candler Professor of Physics
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
http://www.sidneyperkowitz.net
Nancy Rhodes
Music: A New Science Opera: The Theory of Everything
Artistic Director, Encompass New Opera theatre
http://www.encompassopera.org

 
David P. Saltzberg
TV:
Physics and the Making of “The Big Bang” TV Comedy Series
Department of Physics
University of California — Los Angeles, CA
http://personnel.physics.ucla.edu/directory/faculty/index.php?f_name=saltzberg
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/cms/?pid=1000595
Elizabeth Streb
Dance: Streb Extreme Action
Artistic Director
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
http://www.streb.org
 
Thomas Warfield
Dance: Science the Universal Language of Movement
Director — RIT/NTID Dance Company
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/media/full_text.php?article_id=849
Benjamin Wolff
Music: Galileo’s Muse
Professor of Music, Hofstra University, New York
http://galileosmuse.com/
 
Eva-Sabine Zehelein
Theatre: Author, Science:
Dramatic: Science Plays in America and Great Britain, 1990-2007
Institut fuer Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie
North American Studies Program
Rheinsche Friedrich-Wilhems-Universitaet Bonn, Germany
 
http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb/fb10/ieas/abteilungen/amerikanistik/lehrende/zehelein/index.html
 

Samuel Zygmuntowicz
Music: The Making and Science of String Instruments
Contemporary luthier
http://artistled.com/Biographies/Samuel_Zygmuntowicz.htm