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Culture & Science

The Culture and Science signature event series hosted by the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provides a forum for discussion and exploration of how science applies to our cultural interests. These events offer our alumni and friends an opportunity to connect various components of culture to the intricacies of science.


Upcoming Events

The Jazz of Physics:
The Link between Music and the Structure of the Universe
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stephon Alexander

Physicist and musician Stephon Alexander has straddled the worlds of theoretical physics and jazz music over the last two decades.

In his talk, Alexander revisits the interconnection between music and the evolution of astrophysics and the laws of motion. He explores new ways music, in particular jazz, mirrors modern physics, such as quantum mechanics, general relativity, and the physics of the early universe.

He will also discuss ways innovations in physics have been and can be inspired from “improvisational logic” exemplified in jazz performance and practice.

Guest Speaker: Stephon Alexander, Ph.D., Brown University, Professor of Physics

Time: 7 – 8 pm

Location: University of Houston, 3517 Cullen Blvd, Science Engineering Classroom Building (SEC), Room 100 (map)

Parking: Available in the visitor's section of the Stadium Parking Garage, located on Holman Street, near the corner of Cullen Blvd and Holman Street. The parking fee after 4 pm is $5. The garage is across Cullen Blvd from the meeting location.

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://jazzofphysics.eventbrite.com


Previous Events

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Six-Course Dinner Paired with Wines (Menu)
February 8, 2018

NSM Tailgate

NSM Tailgate
Houston Cougars vs. Rice Owls

September 16, 2017

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Four-Course Contemporary Cuisine Paired with Wines (Menu)
February 9, 2017

Event Photos

NSM Tailgate and 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

NSM Tailgate and 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Party
Houston Cougars vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Nearly 130 alumni, faculty, staff, friends and family attended the NSM 40th Anniversary Tailgate.
October 15, 2016

Event Photos

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Five-Course Dinner Paired with Wines (Menu)
February 11, 2016

Event Photos

Say Goodbye to Downton Abbey - Sneak Peek

Say Goodbye to “Downton Abbey”

Reception and Private Viewing of “Downton Abbey”
January 12, 2016

Event Photos

Zoo-fari: An Evening in the Wild

ZOO-FARI: An Evening in the Wild

Reception and several animal encounters
October 10, 2015

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An Evening at the Alley Theatre

An Evening at the Alley Theatre

Reception and Performance
April 12, 2015

Event Photos

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Five-Course Dinner Paired with Wines (Menu)
February 12, 2015

Event Photos

An evening with Downton Abbey

An Evening with “Downton Abbey”

Reception and Private Viewing of “Downton Abbey”
January 13, 2015

Event Photos

A Night at the Museum: Making Science Come Alive

A Night at the Museum:  Making Science Come Alive

Delicious Food and Seven Interactive Demonstrations
October 11, 2014

Event Photos

Take me out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

UH Cougars vs. Louisville Cardinals
April 11, 2014

Event Photos

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Five-Course Dinner Paired with Wines from Around the World (Menu)
February 13, 2014

Event Photos

An evening with Downton Abbey

An Evening with “Downton Abbey”

Reception and Private Viewing of “Downton Abbey”
January 12, 2014

Event Photos