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Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble
12/07/2014
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
The College Wind Ensemble, directed by Andrew Hauze '04, presents a lively program of original works and arrangements.

PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:
Holst, Second Suite in F
Bernstein (arr. Grundman), Suite from Candide
Schuman, George Washington Bridge
Loewe (arr. Bennett), Selections from My Fair Lady
Andrew Hauze, ahauze1@swarthmore.edu, 610-690-3489
Lang Music Building : Lang Concert Hall
Academic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Concert, Performance, Public Events
Free and Open to the Public. No Tickets or Reservations Required.
The Department of Music and Dance
The Public
12/07/2014
Founders Day: Premiere of \"Peace Talks\" for Chorus and Orchestra
12/05/2014
8:00 PM
12:00 AM

Founders Day Concert
with the Swarthmore College Chorus and the Swarthmore College Orchestra

Featuring the premiere of Peace Talks for Chorus and Orchestra by James Matheson ’92, (pictured) commissioned for the Swarthmore Sesquicentennial. Jared Green ’92 is the librettist and Abigail Donovan ’92 will provide “visual accompaniment.”

(Universal moment of silence at 8PM EDT)

The program will also include works for orchestra by Sibelius and Fauré, and choral works from a variety of American composers and traditions.

This event is one of several planned during the 2014 calendar year to celebrate Swarthmore's Sesquicentennial. Explore the full list at: http://swat150.swarthmore.edu/sesqui-events-1-.html


Andrew Hauze, ConcertManager@swarthmore.edu, (610) 690-8489
Lang Music Building
Academic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Concert, Performance, Public Events, Sesquicentennial Celebration
Free and Open to the Public.
The Public
12/05/2014
Physics Colloquium - Leo Rodriguez
12/04/2014
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Fall 2014 Physics Colloquium AnnouncementLeo RodriguesPhysics Department of Assumption College\"Holographic Black Hole Thermodynamics\"In this talk we will outline the problem of quantum gravity, why black holes behave as thermodynamic objects and why they are a useful tool in the study of a yet unsolved problem. In particular we will highlight the AdS/CFT approach pioneered in string theories, for studying two dimensional near black hole horizon quantum conformal field theories relevant to four dimensional black hole thermodynamics.Since the discovery that black holes exhibit thermodynamic properties by Hawking and his contemporaries, they have provided a unique insight into the highly contested research field of quantum gravity. One of their more interesting thermodynamic features is that of holographic-scaling of black hole entropy. In other words, a black hole’s two dimensional horizon area encodes information about the quantum nature of the four dimensional spacetime in its immediate vicinity. This principle of holographic-scaling is one of the corner stones of the duality between gravity and lower dimensional quantum field theories, also known as the AdS/CFT correspondence of string theory. Applied to black holes, the idea of this correspondence is to construct lower dimensional quantum (gravitational) field theories, which are dual to the four dimensional black hole in its near horizon regime. This holographic approach to quantum gravity allows for the use of lower dimensional quantum field theoretic techniques to compute four dimensional quantum gravitational quantities.The colloquium will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. in Science Center 199. Light refreshments will be served
physics@swarthmore.edu
Academic Departments & Programs, Public Events
The Public
12/04/2014
Physics Colloquium - Sera Cremononi
12/01/2014
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Fall 2014 Physics Colloquium AnnouncementSera CremoniniMitchell Institute for Fundamental PhysicsTexas A&M University\"Applied String Theory\"A long-standing challenge in theoretical physics has been achieving an understanding of gravity consistent with the principles of quantum mechanics. This question is not a mere mathematical curiosity, but is crucial for describing the beginning of the universe and the physics of black holes. String theory has emerged as the leading candidate to unite Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum mechanics, and has given us insights into the microscopic structure of black holes. Unexpectedly, the ideas and techniques of string theory have also led to new ways of thinking about other branches of physics. In particular, they have improved our understanding of strongly interacting quantum systems -- such as the primordial soup of quarks and gluons present in the earliest seconds of the universe and the behavior of unconventional materials such as high temperature superconductors.In this talk, I will describe how string theory leads to surprising new tools for probing a number of strongly coupled quantum systems difficult to analyze using traditional methods.
physics@swarthmore.edu
Academic Departments & Programs, Public Events
The Public
12/01/2014
Midday Monday Concert: Fetter Chamber Music Groups
12/01/2014
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
December's Midday Monday concert features highlights from the Elizabeth Pollard Fetter Chamber Music Concerts.  Bring a friend and bring a lunch!

Mendelssohn, Piano Trio no. 1 in D Minor (movements 1 and 2)
Canteloube, Rustiques for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
Fauré, Dolly Suite [piano four hands]
Andrew Hauze, ahauze1@swarthmore.edu, 610-690-3489
Lang Music Building : Lang Concert Hall
Academic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Concert, Performance, Public Events
Free and Open to the Public. No Tickets or Reservations Required.
The Elizabeth Pollard Fetter Chamber Music Program and the Department of Music and Dance
The Public
12/01/2014
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