Image Credit: “Black Hole No. 08" by Fabian Oefner

This year, the Gala will mark the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s discovery of the General Theory of Relativity—one of the deepest and most remarkable theories ever contemplated—by honoring one of the truly great theoretical physicists of our time, Dr. Edward Witten from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Gala Chairs

Jim and Marilyn Simons, Ann Ziff


Dr. Edward Witten

Please Save the Date

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
The Appel Room
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
New York City

7:15pm—Dinner and Musical Performance
9:00pm—Science-Inspired After-Party

For more information, please contact Maggie Seay, or call (646-653-6716).

The World Science Festival Gala is a unique event on the New York cultural calendar, celebrating the insights of science through the power of performance. The Gala provides critical support for the Festival’s year-round programming, both live and in the digital space.