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Spooky Action: The Drama of Quantum Mechanics

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In 1935, Albert Einstein and two colleagues published a landmark paper revealing that quantum mechanics allows widely separated objects to influence one another, even though nothing travels between them. Einstein called it spooky and rejected the idea, arguing instead that it exposed a major deficiency in the quantum theory. But, decades later, experiments established this unsettling concept correct, upending conventional notions of reality. This program, back by popular demand, takes the audience on a journey that brings this insight and the remarkable history of reality-bending quantum mechanics vividly to life. 

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.


Brian GreenePhysicist, Author

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Maia GuestActor

Maia Guest trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and has worked in theater, television and film in London, New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the United States. She can be currently seen playing a scientist in BYUtv’s new period scripted drama, Granite Flats, and has appeared on shows on PBS, VH1, BBC, MTV.

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Carl HowellActor

Carl Howell is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His theatre work includes the First National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher, directed by the late Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. In New York, Howell has appeared in Twelfth Night (The Pearl Theatre Co), Sleepless City (Pipeline Theatre Co.), and The Land Whale Murders (Shelby Company.)

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Michael RoushActor

A graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. actor training program, Michael Roush moved to New York City to act with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Following that season, he worked to bring We Happy Animals, a new play by Andrew Kramer, to the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival where he originated the role of Ben.

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