The Claremont Colleges Events
Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
5:00 - 11:00 PM
Pomona College Museum of Art
330 North College Avenue
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Art After Hours offers a variety of programming including live music concerts sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM, lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and in partnership with student and academic groups across the campuses. Art After Hours expands access to the Museum as a dynamic venue that presents art as an integral part of campus life.
If you are a student, group or department interested in planning and/or sponsoring events during Art After Hours, please contact Justine Bae at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-7543.
For schedule of events visit, https://www.pomona.edu/museum/art-after-hours
Physics on the Edge of Sanity: From Quantum Mechanics to Black Holes to the Big Bang:
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Harvey Mudd College
240 E. Platt Blvd.
Quantum physics is, arguably, the greatest success story of contemporary science. Yet, it remains one of the most counterintuitive theories that bewildered the minds of the greatest 20th century thinkers. It continues to baffle us today, even while we apply its ideas in modern technology. Vatche Sahakian, Harvey Mudd College associate professor of physics, outlines the main principles of quantum theory, describes what it helps us understand about the microscopic world, and discusses the puzzles to which it leads.
This public lecture is aimed at a general audience on ideas at the forefront of modern theoretical physics. We will talk about the philosophical underpinnings of modern physics; the fuzzy world as described by quantum mechanics; black holes and the skewing of space and time by motion and energy; the latest perspectives on cosmology and our universe, and the puzzles they lead us to; and finally we will touch upon new ideas from string theory and the frontiers of physics. Visual interactive simulations will be used in lieu of equations and mathematics. The target audience includes anyone with a high school education.
Sarah Leah Whitson: "Human Rights Abuses and the Role of U.S. Policy in the Middle East"
6:45 - 8:00 PM
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Claremont McKenna College
385 East 8th Street
From Indian Hill Blvd., east on 10th to Columbia, right on Columbia to 8th St., left on 8th street.
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Executive director, Middle East and North Africa division, Human Rights Watch.