On the Neutron Trail: Enrico and Laura Fermi

Olivia Fermi, writer, photographer and process facilitator, offers a window into global paradoxes of the nuclear era through an intimately personal lens: her grandparents’ lives. Enrico Fermi, physicist, helped shape the quantum revolution and birth the atomic age. Laura Fermi, author, was the official US historian at the first International Conference on Peaceful Uses of the Atom and a pioneer in the environmental movement.

Olivia’s talks include images and thought experiments to stretch assumptions and empower audiences. Her material comes from following the Neutron Trail, her name for a trans-cultural inquiry into our shared nuclear legacy. On the Trail, Olivia meets with scientists, artists, activists and nuclear survivors to discover and share cross-disciplinary insights for the benefit of our world. www.neutrontrail.com/talks

“…. Olivia Fermi … tells a story that touches on remarkable achievement and triumph, but also on destruction and the continuing threat to human society. Her account of events is engrossing and thought provoking, and I am glad that she has taken on the task of engaging the public in these issues.” — Jerome Friedman, Nobel laureate, MIT Professor Emeritus of Physics, founding Board Member of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and Enrico Fermi’s last graduate student.

Friday, October 28, 6:00 PM, Free, no reservations
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave (at 34th St), NYC
Science Center, Room 4102

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China Blue

China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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