Nandini Trivedi: How To Make Electrons Flow (Nearly) Forever

Ohio State University Professor of Physics Nandini Trivedi works in the area of theoretical physics, specifically on quantum Monte Carlo simulations, condensed matter theory, and cold atoms. She joins David Staley on this week’s Voices of Excellence to discuss how the rules of physics change when the scales get very small in quantum physics. Dr. Trivedi will also be the featured speaker at the December 1 Science Sundays event:

Theodora Dragostinova: “We Realized Change Might Be Possible Because the Tanks Did Not Show Up”

Department of History Associate Professor Theodora Dragostinova researches nation-building, refugee movements, and minority politics in Eastern Europe, with a particular emphasis on the Balkans. The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has given her a chance to reconsider the events around this historical occasion and she discusses them with David Staley on this week’s Voices of Excellence podcast.

Anna Gawboy on Realizing a Revolutionary Symphonic Vision From 1910

Anna Gawboy, Associate Professor in the School of Music at The Ohio State University College of the Arts and Sciences, researches the intersection of music theory, cultural history and multimedia with a special focus on visualized music. She has researched and staged Russian composer Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheus, Poem of Fire, an audiovisual composition well ahead of its time that included lighting and pyrotechnics.

Amy Youngs Wants You to Get Inside of Photographs

Amy Youngs, an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University College of the Arts and Sciences, creates biological art, interactive sculptures, and digital media works that explore relationships between technology and our changing concept of nature and self. Her exhibit at The Ohio State Urban Arts Center features photographs of Flushing Meadows, Corona Park that have been mapped into three-dimensional space, so viewers “feel like [they’re] there… and see these photographs as almost objects that [they] can pick up and move around.”