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April 28, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm

The title of Mark St. Germain’s new play, Relativity, is, we discover, a wonderful pun; the play focuses on Albert Einstein. But St. Germain is more interested in the personal than the scientific, and writes his play about Einstein as a father, specifically a father whose baby daughter, Lieserl, seemed to disappear from Einstein’s history. In Relativity, St. Germain speculates about what might have happened, and what might happen if the daughter suddenly reappeared to confront her father. Join us as we respond to the ethical and biographical questions raised by this play with:

  • Miriam Gilbert, professor emerita of English
  • Diane Jeske, professor of philosophy
  • Connie Mutel, senior science writer at the UI’s IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering and co-author of Hans Albert Einstein: His Life as a Pioneering Engineer, a book dealing with Einstein’s oldest son


April 28, 2017
9:15 pm - 10:00 pm


Riverside Theater
213 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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