Laser cooling is a tool that allows physicists to obtain samples of atoms, and even molecules, near the temperature of absolute zero, - colder than anything we observe in the universe. We describe the ideas behind laser cooling of atoms and using them as building blocks for diatomic molecules at ultracold temperatures. The atoms or molecules can be trapped and exquisitely probed with lasers, serving as extremely precise quantum oscillators, or “clocks”. These systems are useful for measurements in fundamental physics, as well as for studies of quantum optics and chemistry.
The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building.
Music for Invisible Places (2017) by Woytek Blecharz; 50 minutes Pre-concert lobby performance with students- Pauline Oliveros: Earth Ears (1989) and Environmental Dialogue (1997).
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced. As performer, curator and educator, ICE explores how new music intersects with communities across the world. The ensemble’s 35 members are featured as soloists, chamber musicians, commissioners and collaborators with the foremost musical artists of our time. Works by emerging composers have anchored ICE’s programming since its founding in 2001, and the group’s recordings and digital platforms highlight the many voices that weave music’s present.
“The new gold standard for new music” - The New Yorker Single Event Tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance: Parallels Series General Public: $18 Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $12 Students, with valid ID: $10 Free Student Rush tickets available in Arms lobby the night of the performance beginning one hour before showtime. Tickets are nonrefundable, and programs and dates are subject to change. Buckley Recital Hall has limited wheelchair-accessible seating.
For further information, please contact the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195 or email@example.com.
A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.
Laura Balzer, of the department of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts , Amherstm will present "Estimating the Impact of Cluster-Based Interventions: the SEARCH trial and HIV prevention in East Africa".
Evaluation of cluster-based interventions presents significant methodological challenges. In this talk, we describe the design and analysis of the SEARCH trial, an ongoing community randomized trial to evaluate the impact of early HIV diagnosis and immediate treatment with streamlined care in rural Uganda and Kenya. We focus on 3 choices to optimize the design and analysis. These choices are compared theoretically and with finite sample simulations. We demonstrate how each choice improves efficiency relative to standard practice, while maintaining nominal confidence interval coverage. We conclude with practical implications and some ongoing challenges.
The Amherst College Department of Music presents “The Passion of Joan Of Arc,” a film score thesis composed and conducted by Dan Langa ’18 on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The performance is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.
Written to accompany the 1927 masterpiece entitled “The Passion of Joan of Arc” directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, this score is performed live to picture. The music, written for a 12-person ensemble of string quintet, piano, percussion, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, and horn, draws from the intense and raw emotion displayed in Renée Jeanne Falconetti’s unparalleled portrayal of Jeanne d’Arc. This story of faith, power, and desire so famously portrayed by Dreyer is given a new, fresh, and unique soundtrack fusing influences of minimalism, French impressionism, and the great film composers of the mid-20th century.
For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.
Arlene Dávila, author and professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University, will present a lecture “Latinos, Race and the Politics of Space Making in the Art World” as part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain.
What happened to the women of the Japanese American Internment? How did these brave women keep their American dream alive?
This play weaves a story of the struggles, plights and courage of Japanese American female detainees in the American internment camps of World War II. Nationally-recognized playwright Chay Yew draws from the special archives of the Japanese American National Museum to create a documentary theater project based on testimonials, transcripts, documents and interviews with female internees living in the camps during WWII.
David Neumeyer, MD, Dean of admissions at Tufts University School of Medicine will present an overview of Tufts Medical School, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.
Global Challenges Conference: Global-Local Inequalities: Social Action and Entrepreneurship for Change
Black History Month Keynote Speaker