Bridges Lecture Series - The Glass Problem - Oct. 25, 2019

St Jerome's University
Oct 25, 2019 07:30 PM (EDT) 

Event Details

Arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy were at one time linked under the umbrella of “the liberal arts.” However, recent decades have seen the increasing separation of these fields. As university programs become more specialized, the gap widens and the respective approaches and lexicons of Arts, Science, and Mathematics grow increasingly distant. The Bridges Lecture Series aims to rediscover points of affinity among academic disciplines.

The metaphor of the bridge captures the spirit of our endeavor: to bring these fields back into productive dialogue; to raise questions that are essential to scholars in Arts, Science, and Mathematics; and to provide specialists and non-specialists alike with compelling and enriching information that uncovers the possibilities and opportunities that exist on the bridge between disciplines. Our guiding goal is to coax audiences out of their intellectual comfort zones, and to transcend narrow discipline-specific avenues of academic inquiry.

In past seasons, the Bridges Lecture Series has hosted scholars of Architecture, English, Fine Arts, History, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies, and Sociology in addition to Mathematicians. Last season we added scientists to the roster, and several of our upcoming lectures will feature teams of Arts- and Science-based speakers.

Friday evening lectures take place at the St. Jerome’s University Academic Centre in the 300-seat Vanstone Lecture Hall, with live streaming available on YouTube for those who cannot attend in person.

With the continued support of our partners, we look forward to providing you with another exciting season. Tickets for these lectures are complimentary, but please use the ticket order form to confirm your participation.

 

Bridges Lecture Series Organizing Committee Members

Benoit Charbonneau          Alysia Kolentsis                Paul Craig


REGISTRATION
Please register in advance and bring your complimentary ticket (electronic/hard copy)  for admission.
To register for any of the lectures in the Bridges Series please click on the event date noted below:

October 25, 2019 - The Glass Problem: Changing and Challenging Material Definitions - Charbonneau/Larson
November 8, 2019 - Zombies: Monsters with Meaning - Blumberg/Smith?
February 7, 2020 - Opening Space/s - Frye/Liviatan
March 13, 2020 - Symmetry: Back and Math - Bergeron/Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony


 

Speakers

Patrick Charbonneau
Chemical Physics
Harvard University
Katherine Larson
Art, History, Archaeology
Corning Museum of Glass
Arnold T. Blumberg
English/Media Literacy
"Dr. of the Dead"
Robert Smith?
Mathematics
The University of Ottawa
Brenda Frye
Astronomy
University of Arizona
Ofrit Liviatan
Law and Politics
Harvard University
François Bergeron
Mathematics
Université du Québec à Montréal
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Members
Music
Kitchener-Waterloo

Address

St Jerome's University
290 Westmount Road North Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3 CA

Tickets

Type
Price
Friday, October 25, 2019
Free

Organizer Details

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