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Original Songs on Science

Featuring cabaret singer Nancy E. Abrams

Minneapolis Grand Ballroom B, Level 3

Who Should Attend?

  • Everyone

Additional Details

  • Included with Registration

Welcome to an evening performance and a discussion of the songs on science by storyteller and satirist Nancy Ellen Abrams. The evening will weave through:

  • Einstein’s envisioned life in the song “Einstein”
  • Galileo's recant of his teachings under pressure from the Church in “Galileo’s Logic”
  • Alien wisdom and if it transcends and encompasses human wisdom in "Alien Wisdom”
  • A scientific conference on Global Sustainable Agriculture in “Third World Bind”
  • Faust mortgaging his soul to the devil in exchange for power, a myth we may be reliving, in “All’s Well That Ends Well”
  • A satire on the scientists who sell their brainpower to defend the indefensible, “Hired Brain”

After the performance the audience will be able to ask questions and discuss the songs in-depth with the performer, Nancy Ellen Abrams.

About Nancy Ellen Abrams

Nancy has served as a lawyer in Congress’s Office of Technology Assessment, a troubadour in a cabaret troupe, and a UCSC lecturer in philosophy of science. She has co-authored two books about the meaning of modern cosmology with her astrophysicist husband Joel Primack (2020 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize recipient), has written another book completely rethinking the concept of god for a scientific age, and performed her music in 19 countries.

Event Producers & Supporters

This event is produced by Brian Schwartz, Brooklyn College, and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Smitha Vishveshwara, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It is supported in part by the Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public.

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