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Lightbox Gallery Talk: Pulsar Sounds and Symphony


Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This afternoon’s talk features Bülent Kızıltan, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), whose work focuses on using the most exotic objects in the universe to test astrophysical laws.

In Kızıltan’s most recent project, he takes up the quest to listen to stars and hear their cosmic music.

This talk is linked to an interactive exhibition on view through March 30, 2016, in the Lightbox Gallery, and is part of the project “(In)visible: Light in Astronomy and Art Conservation,” a collaboration between affiliates of the CfA and the Harvard Art Museums. The project explores how conservators and astronomers use light to analyze and visualize information that helps in studying the formation and evolution of celestial and artistic objects.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.