January 31, 2005 - 6:00 pm
Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann & Samba New York!
Celebrate Carnaval! In 2004 researchers and dancers joined hands in Rio in the name of Carnaval — and popularizing science. A major samba school, Unidos da Tijuca, chose a science theme for Carnaval — The Dream of Creation and the Creation of the Dream: Art and Science in the Age of the Impossible. Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roald Hoffmann was a consultant and a participant in the festivities. Join us for live music by Samba New York! and an illustrated report from Hoffmann, featuring Brazilian television coverage of the sound and spectacle of Carnaval.