The Story Collider

Pacific Standard, Brooklyn, NY

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The Show:

Scientific research is about asking new questions. At The Story Collider, we wonder what happens when we bring some of New York’s best performers together with top scientists to tell personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened. The stories might be funny, they might be sad, or they might be completely absurd. Like any good experiment, we have no idea what will happen until we do it.

Come be part of the experiment!

The Hosts:

Ben Lillie is a physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York’s theater district. He now writes and performs stories about science and being a scientist and likes to say that life is different now, largely because it is. He has also earned 27 badges as a member of the Order of the Science Scouts of Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique, which is 24 more than than the number of badges he earned as a Cub Scout.

Brian Wecht is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, where he works on theoretical particle physics and string theory. Additionally, he is half of the musical sketch duo Ninja Sex Party, in which he wears a ninja costume, remains silent, and plays the piano.

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