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Thursday, May 13, 2021
5:30 PM


Off Campus (see description)



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Arts and Science Intiative


These 8 public lectures are part of the course PHSC11800 Physics & Contemporary Architecture at the University of Chicago and they are open to anyone interested. All lectures take place on Thursdays at 5:30pm CST and they will be presented online as live video conferences. This lecture series is supported by the College Curricular Innovation Fund and organized in cooperation with the Art, Science + Culture Initiative at The University of Chicago.

To join the lectures, please register at
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information that will enable you to join all subsequent Thursday Guest Lectures.

April 8
Richard Talaske (Talaske Group) Architectural Acoustics Design

April 15
Erleen Hatfield (Hatfield Group) Physics of Long-Span Structures

April 22
James Carpenter (Carpenter Design Assoc.) The Structure of Transparency

April 29
Aleksandar Zeljik (Gensler) Climate Driven Design for the Livable City

May 6
William Baker (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) Architecture, Structure and the Geometry of Equilibrium

May 13
David Benjamin (The Living) Living Materials

May 20
Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang) Strength in the Fluid, Soft, and Yielding

May 27
Ethan Silva (Performance Structures) Materializing Visions