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Punkscience: The Albert Einstein Experience

In an unprecedented bid to make physics funny, a team of comedy scientists are tackling one of the most complex (and possibly least amusing) scientific achievements of all time: Einstein’s three major theories including e=mc2. Through a series of comedy nights the punkscience team - who fuse Edinburgh Festival style comedy with serious science lecture - will explain all of it in 50 minutes of comic genius. Also running 24 and 31 May.


In an unprecedented bid to make physics funny, a team of stand up comics - punkscience - has decided to tackle one of the most complex (and possibly least amusing) scientific achievements of all time: Einstein’s major theories on Brownian motion, the Photoelectric Effect and, most famously, the Special and General Theories of Relativity.

Through a series of comedy nights from Tuesday 17 May at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre - the UK’s only venue for adults to tackle contemporary and controversial science - the punkscience team will explain ALL of it in just under an hour. Not only that, but they’ll also look at Einstein as an icon, what happened to his brain and why, like Oasis, he never quite lived up to the promise of his early work.

The punkscience team - who fuse Edinburgh Festival style comedy with serious science lecture - will explain Einstein’s theories, in 50 minutes of video, music, slide shows, interactive voting, sketches and bizarre experiments of dubious merit.

punkscience: the Albert Einstein Experience is part of a centenary celebration, marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of Einstein’s three major papers that laid the foundation of modern physics. The Science Museum and Dana Centre will be running a programme of special exhibitions, displays and events throughout 2005.


Speaker(s):

TBC | talks

 

Date and Time:

17 May 2005 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
London
SW7 5HE
+44 20 79 42 40 40
http://www.danacentre.org.uk
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Organised by:

Science Museum
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Tickets:

FREE

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Tickets are FREE but must be pre-booked on: 020 7942 4040 or tickets@danacentre.org.uk

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