QED: A Play About Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Richard Feynman
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The last date listed for QED was Sunday August 3, 2008 / 7:00pm.
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the actor playing Feynman is very gifted--a raconteur, holds your interest completely the entire show. The talk afterwards was an unexpected pleasure--Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek, from MIT, spoke briefly and led an interesting discussion
Quotes & Highlights
“A seductive mix of science, human affections, moral courage and comic eccentricity… not to be missed.” —New York magazine
“The play itself is a kind of proof, dramatically illustrating how a man who happens to be a genius elegantly and movingly works through the human problem of how to face the end of his life.” —The New Yorker
This production previewed to sold-out houses during the 2008 Cambridge Science Festival and now opens at the new Central Square Theater.
Presented by Underground Railway Theater and the Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT
By Peter Parnell
Directed by Jon Lipsky
Starring Keith Jochim
*Post-performance discussion schedule:
*July 24, 7:00pm show: Bob Jaffe, Morningstar Professor of Physics, MIT
July 27, 3:00pm show: Marc Abrahams, Editor of the Annals of Improbable Research and father of the Ig Nobel Prize.
July 29, 7:30pm show: David Kaiser, Leo Marx Associate Professor, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, MIT; Author, Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics
July 31, 7:30pm show: Frank Wilczek Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT, 2004 Nobel Prize
August 2, 3:00pm show: Owen Gingerich, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and the History of Science, Harvard University
August 3, 3:00pm show: Jerry Friedman, Emeritus Professor of Physics, MIT, 1990 Nobel Prize
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