Performance: Operation Epsilon, April 11

April 8, 2013

It’s the close of World War II – the dawn of the atomic age. The Allies have captured Germany’s top ten nuclear scientists and sequestered them at Farm Hall– a lavish estate in England – keeping them under surveillance to learn what they know about the American nuclear program and to gauge how close the Nazis are to making an atomic bomb. Nine of these men, including Nobel Prize winners Otto Hahn and Werner Heisenberg, are known as Hitler’s “Uranium Club.” Based on actual transcripts of secretly recorded conversations, playwright Alan Brody illuminates the ethical complexity of pursuing scientific discovery at the risk of wreaking catastrophic consequences.

Join GWIS at Operation Epsilon (presented by The Nora Theatre Company, a project of Catalyst Collaborative at MIT) on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Central Square Theater (450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge).  Following the performance will be a Post-Performance Talkback with Janet Conrad (MIT, Department of Physics).  Get tickets here.

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