The World Science Festival will take place at the end of May in New York City. Activities are scheduled for May 27-31, with the Festival ending with a large street festival on the 31st. This year’s Festival will mark the centenary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Tickets will be available next week through the Festival website.
Earlier this year the National Theatre in London premiered Tom Stoppard’s latest play, The Hard Problem. The problem of the title refers to consciousness, and the main character is a pyschology researcher concerned with the overlap of psychology and brain scanning. While the play is still running in London, you may be able to see it on the big screen this weekend. As sometimes happens with National Theatre productions, a performance was recorded for broadcast in movie theatres. It’s a limited run, so please check with National Theatre Live to see when (and where) this play will be screened near you.