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Friday, May 30, 2008
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this special presentation with the New Victory Theater, French theater troupe Compagnie 111 presented IJK, a witty, physics-inspired showcase of sonic juggling. Cleverly named for mathematics’ designators of direction in a 3-D world, the show explores space and movement in a balancing act of light and dark that weaves whimsy with geometry.

Following the performance, Heidi Hammel of the Space Science Institute illuminated connections between the mathematical movement of the acrobats onstage and the science of movement of large bodies — like planets, comets and galaxies — careening and spinning through space.


Heidi HammelAstronomer

Heidi Hammel is a noted planetary scientist. Currently, she is senior research scientist and codirector of research at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

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