ONLINE CLASS: Into the Light: Albert Einstein and Virginia Woolf at the Intersection of Art and Science (2346)

Two Sundays: June 4 and 11, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET Online 

$120.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Lecture and Light Discussion

It's common knowledge that art complements science: this class explores where they intersect. Honing in on Einstein's theory of relativity and Virginia Woolf's seminal novel, To the Lighthouse, this two-part workshop will appeal to scientists wanting to develop their literary thinking, and to literature buffs wanting to wrap their minds around relativity theory and quantum mechanics.  Astrophysicist Dr. Demetrios, who set the time for GPS and most of the world's clocks, will unpack special and general relativity, while seasoned novelist and teacher Sarah Pleydell will trace their provenance in Woolf's ground-breaking imagination. The class will include presentation, discussion and some brief creative writing exercises.   

Two Sundays: June 4 and 11, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET Online 

Required Book:

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf 9780156030472

Sarah Pleydell MFA debuted her solo ‘tiny house play’, “The Power Behind the Comb”, in Washington, D.C. in 2021. She is the author of two books: The Dramatic Difference, which won the American Association for Theatre Educators' book of the year award, and the critically acclaimed novel, Cologne, which was a staff pick at Politics and Prose and selected for the Oxford Literary Festival. A graduate of Oxford and London Universities, she was a senior lecturer in University Honors at the University of Maryland, College Park for thirty years. ( 

Dr Demetrios Matsakis has worked on almost every aspect of modern timekeeping, from building atomic clocks to running the US Naval Observatory’s Time Service Department, which sets the time for GPS and, therefore, for most of the world. He has won numerous awards, given many lectures to the general public, and published over 170 scientific papers, including two on tests of Einstein’s relativity theory. Also a non-mathematical gravityless explanation of why the apple falls from the tree, from Einstein’s point of view.He has also published five short stories that are admittedly science fiction.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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To The Lighthouse (annotated): The Virginia Woolf Library Annotated Edition By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156030472
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Published: Mariner Books - August 1st, 2005