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Science in the Triangle: interview with musicians from our History Department

  "What does music and musicians from our university's History Department have to do with Science in the Triangle?" was Tessa's reaction to my guest list for this coming Sunday.  My reply and idea is that SIT is intended to help to dispel the notion that science in our region is only about bio-engineering and genomics and nanotechnologies that daunt to the point where we forget that the woman next to us in Harris Teeter may be one of these scientists.  Plus, an interesting tenant of the Research Triangle Park is The National Center for the Humanities and it was not located there by accident.  I also kidded Tessa that when Steve Jobs introduced the iPad2, the stage was set at the street corner of Liberal Arts and Humanities.

On this coming Sunday, March 13, my guests will be Laurent Dubois, Reeve Huston and Bill Reddy.  All are pretty good amateur musicians as a jam session at Reeve's home two years inspired an idea for SIT- let's show the human dimension to science in our Triangle region.

The show's format is 30 minutes so we'll hustle to introduce our guests, hear them play some, ask them about their field of study and its relationship to science in the Triangle and ask them to play some more.