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Title: Science And The Soul: J. Robert Oppenheimer And Doctor Atomic    (Special)
Start Date: 09/26/2005
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Wheeler Auditorium
Speaker: John Adams (composer), Peter Sellars (director), Pamela Rosenberg (SF Opera)
Affiliation: add'l panelists include Dean Mark Richards & Univ Prof Marvin Cohen
Contact Person:   (510) 643-1964

Celebrating San Francisco Opera's world premiere of Doctor Atomic,  this free evening symposium will bring together composer John Adams, director Peter Sellars, and San Francisco Opera General Director Pamela Rosenberg to discuss SCIENCE AND SOUL: J. Robert Oppenheimer and Doctor Atomic. Additional panelists include Dean of Physical Sciences Mark Richards and Professor of Physics Marvin Cohen. The program will explore J. Robert Oppenheimer's role in the creation of the first atomic bomb as well as examine the historical, scientific, and musical background of Doctor Atomic. The  evening will also feature an exclusive musical preview of the new opera.

The event is free, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Tickets can be picked up at the Zellerbach Hall ticket office, on campus, beginning Tuesday, September 20 through Sunday, September 25. Ticket office hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.  Tickets will also be available at the door at 7 p.m. the evening of the event. Public transportation is encouraged.

To learn more about Doctor Atomic, visit