From Andrea Centazzo:
ANDREA CENTAZZO RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES WITH EINSTEIN’S COSMIC MESSENGERS
Friday, October 22, 2010 : 8:00pm
USC – UNIVERSITY PARK CAMPUS – BOVARD AUDITORIUM
Admission is free.
Following the great success of his multimedia anthological concert VISIONS at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and at Roulette in New York City, Andrea Centazzo returns to Los Angeles with this project written with NASA JPL scientist Michele Vallisneri and already presented all over the world.
EINSTEIN’S COSMIC MESSENGERS
Music and science coalesce in a stunning multimedia concert created by composer Andrea Centazzo and NASA physicist Michele Vallisneri.
Following this magnificent journey through the Universe, science writer K.C. Cole will moderate a conversation with Andrea Centazzo; Michele Vallisneri; and Elena Pierpaoli, USC cosmology professor.
Performed live by Centazzo, Einstein’s Cosmic Messengers tells the story of gravitational waves: the ripples in the fabric of space and time produced by violent events in the distant universe. Albert Einstein predicted their existence in 1916, but only in the last two decades have we achieved the technology to detect them, enabling the U.S. Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and its siblings to develop a global network of observatories. LIGO’s measurements will illuminate the fundamental nature of gravity and throw open an entirely new window onto the universe, offering views of previously inaccessible phenomena such as the coalescence of black holes and neutron stars. They will complement the great discoveries of ground- and space-based astronomy and the investigations of missions such as Planck, which observes the radiation originating from the Big Bang itself.