KITP Conference: Science, Theatre, Audience, Reader: Theoretical Physics in Drama and Narrative (Mar 3-5, 2005)
Coordinators: P. Abbott, P. Frisch, B. Greene, W. King, A. Lightman, W. Storm, K. Young

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

South Coast Inn

6:00pm Casual Reception Pre-Registration (Speakers/Organizers Only)
Introductions: Organizing Committee and Participants

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Morning Sessions: KITP
Main Seminar Room

8:15am WELCOME David Gross KITP Director, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2004
8:30am Jeremy Lawrence Reading: From Einstein's Dreams, by Alan Lightman
8:50am Alan Lightman Talk: Writing Einstein's Dreams
9:10am READING From Properties of Light,by Rebecca Goldstein
Narrator (Deborah Storm)
Dana Mallach (Ottiliana Rolandsson)
Samuel Mallach (William Storm)
Justin Childs (John Carnwath)
9:30am Rebecca Goldstein Talk: Writing Properties of Light
9:50am Alan Lightman
Rebecca Goldstein
Conversation: Physics and Fiction [Aud][Cam]
10:45am PANEL The Science Play Today and in History
Moderator: Simon Williams
Christopher Innes, Harry Lustig, Sidney Perkowitz, Brian Schwartz, Toby Zinman [Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK Lunch at KITP and transfer to IHC

Afternoon Sessions: IHC
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
McCune Room

1:25pm WELCOME Richard Hebdige IHC Director
1:30pm PANEL
Scientific Ideas in Narrative Form
David Herman "Description, Narrative, and Explanation: The Role of Stories in the Work of Science"
Moderator: H Porter Abbott "Narrative and Emergent Behavior"
Sean Carroll "From Experience to Metaphor, By Way of Imagination: How Science Can Lead to Literature
Respondant: Arkady Plotnitsky
3:00pm PANEL Communicating Science: Language Across Disciplines
Moderator: Steven Girvin
Marcelo Gleiser, Rebecca Goldstein, Sidney Perkowitz, Peter Rabinowitz
4:45pm Marie-Laure Ryan Talk: From Parallel Universes to Possible Worlds: Ontological Plurality in Physics and Narratology
5:15pm Sydney Levy Talk: The Physics of Composition: Poe and Ponge

UCSB Faculty Club

6:00pm WELCOME H. Porter Abbott, Organizing Committee Member, and David Marshall, Dean, UCSB Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, UCSB College of Letters and Science
6:00pm RECEPTION Light Buffett

UCSB Performing Arts Center

7:30pm PLAY PERFORMANCE "Now Then Again," by Penny Penniston
9:45pm POST-PLAY DISCUSSION Penny Penniston, Alyssa Mullin (Director), and W. Davies King (Organizing Committee Member)
10:15pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Best Western South Coast Inn

Friday, March 04, 2005

Morning Sessions: KITP

8:00am WELCOME William Storm (Organizing Committee Chair)
8:15am PANEL (Main Seminar Room) The Scientist as Dramatic Character
Moderator: William Storm
Lauren Gunderson, Brian Richardson, Russell Vandenbroucke [Aud][Cam]
8:15am PANEL
(KITP Theatre)
Enactment, Embodiment, Experiment
Moderator: Peter Frisch
Edward Branigan, Penny Penniston "The Physics of Dramatic Writing", Kay Young, Anthony Zee [Aud][Cam]
9:15am Christopher Innes Talk: Science on Stage in Arcadia and Copenhagen [Aud][Cam]
10:15am James Phelan Talk: Temporality in Michael Frayn's Copenhagen [Aud][Cam]
10:45am READING From Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
Margrethe (Ruth Cantrell)
Niels Bohr (Peter Frisch)
Werner Heisenberg (Simon Williams)
11:00am PANEL Math, Science, and Audience in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia
Readings from Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard
Thomasina Coverly (Elizabeth Hess)
Septimus Hodge (Colin Deeb)
Valentine Coverly (Michael Wise)
Hannah Jarvis (Diane Dale)
Moderator: Simon Williams
Paul Delaney, Christopher Innes, Peter Rabinowitz

Afternoon Sessions: KITP

1:00pm WELCOME Kay Young (Organizing Committee Member) [Aud][Cam]
1:00pm Peter Galison
Readings/Talk/Discussion (Video Link) with Peter Galison (Video Link)
Readings: From Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps
Adrienne MacIain, John Carnwath, Jason Scott
Talk: Simultaneity: 'Critical Opalescence' as Metaphor in Scientific History and Narrative
Peter Galison
Response: Alan Lightman, Arkady Plotnitsky
2:00pm W. Davies King Talk: Unscientific American: A Performance Paradigm? [Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Arkady Plotnitsky Talk: Quantum Theory, Postmodern Literature and Drama: The Staging and Representation of Physics [Aud][Cam]
3:45pm INTRODUCTION Introduction of Jeremy Lawrence (William Storm, American Southwest Theatre Company) [Aud][Cam]
3:50pm PLAY From Albert in Wonderland (Act One)
Written and Performed by Jeremy Lawrence
Commissioned and developed by ASTC; based in part on The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Alice Calaprice (ed.), and The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, by permission of Princeton University Press.
4:30pm PANEL (KITP Theatre)
Cognitive Space and Time: Temporality and Dimension in Writing and Reading
Moderator: David Herman
Brian Richardson, "Postmodern Temporalities"
Paul Harris, "Temporal and Spatial Scaling in Fiction: Cognition and Affect"
Edward Branigan, "Film Form and Foam" [Aud][Cam]
4:30pm PANEL
(Main Seminar Room)
Scientific Life Stories: Biography and Autobiography
Moderator: Dennis Overbye
Jeremy Lawrence, Janna Levin, Alan Lightman [Aud][Cam]
6:00pm DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Best Western South Coast Inn

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Morning Sessions: KITP
Main Seminar Room

8:25am WELCOME Peter Frisch (Organizing Committee Member) [Aud][Cam]
8:30am PANEL Science Writing: Communicating Physics and Cosmology Today
Moderator: Muriel Zimmerman
Marcia Bartusiak, Dennis Overbye Sidney Perkowitz [Aud][Cam]
10:00am PANEL Writing Cosmology
Moderator: Marcelo Gleiser
Marcia Bartusiak, Sean Carroll, Janna Levin, Alan Lightman [Aud][Cam]
11:30am Joseph Polchinski Primer: Quantum Electrodynamics [Aud][Cam]
11:50am READING Reading: From QED, by Peter Parnall
Richard Feynman (David Gross)

Afternoon Sessions: KITP
Main Seminar Room

1:00pm Alan Brody Talk: Science and Theatrical Form [Aud][Cam]
1:30pm DISCUSSION Playwrights and Scientists
Alan Brody and Alan Lightman [Aud][Cam]
2:00pm Janna Levin Reading: "How The Universe Got Its Spots" by Janna Levin
2:30pm PANEL The 'Intertextual' Einstein
Moderator: Sean Carroll
Paul Harris, Jeremy Lawrence, Kate McConnell, Dennis Overbye, Ralf Remshardt [Aud][Cam]
4:00pm PLAY From Albert in Wonderland (Act Two)
Written and Performed by Jeremy Lawrence
4:45pm READING Readings: From Einstein's Dreams
Alan Lightman and Jeremy Lawrence
5:00pm CLOSING Organizing Committee Members [Aud][Cam]
5:15pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Best Western South Coast Inn