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STAGE Lab is Part of The Conversation

In the September 2, 2018 edition of The Conversation, an independent global media network of newsrooms, scholars from the Olin College of Engineering write about the importance of thinking "beyond academic silos to solve the world's problems." In the article, the STAGE Lab's "new approach" is referenced, particularly in regard to the way the Lab's work "inspires new ways of asking questions, in both science and art." Further distributed by the Associated Press, The Conversation article caught the attention of The Chicago Tribune, LA Times and SF Chronicle

Unique Inaugural Fellowship Opportunities for Artists and Scientists

STAGE is offering up to six prestigious fellowship positions to work collaboratively on the creation and development of its original theatrical works. These positions are open to those who have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees, preferably within the last two years. These are full-time paid fellowships for one year, renewable on a yearly basis subject to satisfactory performance and in compliance with University policies. While there is no guaranteee, a fellowship typically runs for two years. Find more information about the fellowship opportunities here.

Northwestern’s ETOPiA brings Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen to the STAGE Lab

Copenhagen is set during World War II, when the friendship of two Nobel Prize-winning physicists is tested by the prospect of providing Nazi Germany with the atomic bomb. A mysterious visit by Werner Heisenberg to Niels Bohr's home in Copenhagen in 1941 brings these renowned physicists and dear friends together under trying circumstances and leads to an argument whose consequences may determine the fate of nations. Uncertainty, the quantum mechanical principle discovered by Heisenberg, lies at every turn as he, Bohr, and Bohr's wife, Margrethe, attempt to reconstruct this fateful conversation and unravel their misunderstanding once and for all. This 2000 Tony Award-winning play is based on historical characters and events.

The Renaissance Society brings artist Jana Winderen to STAGE Lab

Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone  is a new live eight-channel mix of underwater sounds recorded in the marginal ice zone, or the transition between open sea and sea ice, in the Barents Sea between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters. This sold-out performance is presented by the Renaissance Society and Lampo, in partnership with STAGE at the University of Chicago. Supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway. See photos...

Intersections of Science and Art: Graphene Kirigami Featured in Nature

Work by Melina Blees and collaborators at Cornell University, including principal investigator Professor Paul McEuen, the John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science and director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science (KIC), is featured in the July 29th issue of Nature. Blees, who is currently an IME Postdoctoral Scholar with STAGE, headed by IME Professor and Distinguished Fellow in the Arts, Science, and Technology, Nancy Kawalek, works on research dealing with an intriguing intersection between science and art known as "graphene kirigami." Watch the Nature video here, which details this fascinating and groundbreaking research.

STAGE launches Nobel Week Festivities in Gothenburg, Sweden

STAGE inaugurates the 2013 Nobel Week Festivities in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a reprise reading of the play Copenhagen, again starring David Gross, 2004 Nobel Laureate in physics; Alan Heeger, 2000 Nobel Laureate in chemistry; and acclaimed British actress Fiona Shaw. Playwright Michael Frayn participates once more.

STAGE opens 100th Anniversary of the famous Solvay Conferences

A staged reading of the Tony Award-winning play, Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn, starring Nobel Laureates David Gross and Alan Heeger as Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, and Award-winning British actor Fiona Shaw as Margrethe Bohr, opens the 100th anniversary celebration of the legendary Solvay Conferences in Physics. Playwright Frayn attends and participates in a post-play discussion.