Historians and Humanists of Science

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Join us for a post show discussion with Professors Alan Brody and Alex Wellerstein, concerning the scientific and historical impact of the Copenhagen meetings and how the play helps us to better understand Werner Heisenberg and Niels and Margrethe Bohr.

Alan Brody is a Professor of Theater at MIT. His plays have won numerous awards. Invention for Fathers and Sons was the first winner of the annual Rosenthal Award at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 1989. It was subsequently produced at the American Jewish Theater in New York City. The Company of Angels was the recipient of the 1990 Eisner Award from the Streisand Center for Jewish Culture in Los Angeles. It had its world premiere at the New Repertory Theater in Massachusetts in the spring of 1993, and has been produced at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York, Theater Emory in Atlanta and the Janet Kinghorn Theater at Skidmore College. Operation Epsilon had its world premiere at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge in 2013.

Alex Wellerstein, an assistant professor of Science and Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, has a long association with the program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy school. His general research interests are in the history of nuclear technology, government secrecy, and Cold War science. His nuclear effects simulator applications, the NUKEMAP and NUKEMAP3D have been surprisingly popular and the subject of stories on NPR, TIME magazine’s website, various international publications and radio shows, and a brief cameo on The Daily Show.

All Central Conversations are open to the public; seats are available on a first come, first serve basis.