March 29, 2001
* "Hay Fever," Noel Coward's 1925 comedy of very bad manners, plays April 6 through May 24 at A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, $16-$40. (323) 953-7795. * "Oxygen," the world premiere of a play by scientists Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann, plays Monday through April 7 at San Diego Repertory's Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. $22-$38. (619) 544-1000. * The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs different programs of one-act works April 6 and 7 at the Alex Theatre, 216 N.
April 1, 2001
Movies Imax goes backstage, onstage and up close in "All Access." The footage shot at mega-concerts around the country features Carlos Santana, Sting, Moby, George Clinton, Kid Rock and others. Opens Friday at Universal City Imax. * "Texas Rangers" stars Dylan McDermott as the leader of a group of rangers battling a renegade outlaw (Alfred Molina) and his gang in 1875 Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1998 |
What's art got to do with it? A lot more than people generally think. To educators fighting over school budgets, art and music frequently are viewed as frills that drain funds from more serious subjects like math and science. But scientists and mathematicians know different. In fact, they often rely on aesthetics to guide their research, filter their perceptions and help them visualize patterns in the sometimes impenetrable chaos of data.
April 4, 2001 |
In theater as in chemistry, having the correct mix is crucial. So the two noted scientist-writers of "Oxygen" need to take their concoction back to their beakers and Bunsen burners to add more drama. "Oxygen" is getting its world debut for a week on the San Diego Rep's Lyceum Stage, concurrent with a downtown convention of the American Chemical Society. It's great programming for the select audience.
February 28, 1985 |
President Reagan presented National Medals of Science to 19 winners, including eight Californians, on Wednesday, telling them that they have made "an outstanding contribution to our way of life and our future." At an East Room ceremony, Reagan said, "There's no nation on Earth that can match our scientific capability, our standard of living and our national security. The medals went to: -Howard L. Bachrach, retired from the Agriculture Department at Plum Island, N.Y.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1999 |
It's a question as old as Plato: Do scientists discover laws of nature, or create them? Did Einstein discover relativity, or did he think it up? Do mathematicians invent theorems and proofs, or are these truths out there waiting to be discovered? Do chemists find new molecules, or forge them? Sometimes, the answer is obvious. Astronomers didn't create the stars, and physicists didn't invent gravity. Something out there shines; objects fall.