Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Aspen, Colorado Activities – Aspen Center for Physics

Abell 222 & Abell 223 with dark matter filament
Abell 222 & Abell 223 with dark matter filament (Photo credit: Jörg Dietrich)
Why Does Dark Matter Matter?

Over the last couple of weeks I finally had the opportunity to engage in one of my favorite Aspen, Colorado activities, attending the Nick and Maggie DeWolf Public Lectures series hosted by the Aspen Center for Physics.

These free lectures allow physicists attending conferences at the Aspen Center for Physics to share their cutting-edge research with Aspen locals and visitors in such a way as to impart their knowledge on a level understandable to non-physicists.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


English: montage of great classical music comp...
English: montage of great classical music composers - from left to right: first row - Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven; second row - Gioachino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi; third row - Johann Strauss II, Johannes Brahms, Georges Bizet, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák; forth row - Edvard Grieg, Edward Elgar, Sergei Rachmaninoff, George Gershwin, Aram Khachaturian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Aspen Music Festival concerts that I have attended this summer have been wonderful. 

And while I really enjoyed the regular events featuring the musical talents of such artists as Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, and Chi Yuen Cheng and the works of such composers as Samuel Barber, Robert Schumann, Igor Stravinsky, Wolfgang Amadè Mozart, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, I have been especially fascinated by the dress rehearsals I have attended as well.

Among other things, these rehearsals have allowed me a greater understanding of just how much effort goes into perfecting these events.