APS April Meeting 2017

A Staged Reading of the Play Delicate Particle Logic

Sunday, April 17
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Convention Center - Ballroom C
Gray Arrow Session P20

Who Should Attend?
All are welcome.

Join us for a staged reading of Delicate Particle Logic, produced by Brian Schwartz, Brooklyn College, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. After the performance, the director and actors will be available for audience discussion.

About the Play
The play explores the relationship between science and art through the story of the discovery of nuclear fission. Under the harshly male-dominated science elite of the time, Lise Meitner broke through to become the leader of a major scientific institute, and the first woman to have the title of "Professor" in all of Germany. Along with her long-time partner, chemist Otto Hahn, she began a series of experiments that led to the discovery of nuclear fission. The play presents a meeting between Dr. Meitner and Hahn's wife, Edith, who was a painter. The complicated swirl of their intertwined lives, two women and one man, mixes with the violent upheavals in the world, as the Nazi's take over Germany and everything changes. Edith Hahn and Lise Meitner discuss the bomb, the Nazis and Otto Hahn's Nobel Prize as an imagined friendship blossoms between the scientist and the artist.