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CMA presents "Dark Matter: The Universe through the Lens of Legendary Rapper GZA"

September 23, 2012


Dark Matter: The Universe through the Lens of Legendary Rapper GZA


GZA Hip Hop Artist

Date: Monday, October 1, 2012 Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Place: Flight Projects Center Auditorium (Building 321), JPL

Listening to a lecture by Neil deGrasse Tyson reinforced a passion for space and science in GZA, a legend in the rap world, and one of the founding members of the seminal hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. Dubbed モThe Geniusヤ for his incredible ability to create powerful rhymes, GZA has recently been to science institutions around the world such as Harvard, Oxford, USC, MIT, NYU, and Cornell, where he has lectured and visited with marine biologists, geneticists, and quantum physicists to seek inspiration for his forthcoming projects about deep space and the deep ocean. Please join us as we hear how GZA has been shaped by science and how his music might inspire the next generation to shape science.

Please come early as 100 seats will be reserved for students from John Muir High School. Note: Personal photography or recording of any kind at this event will be prohibited. However, this event will be video recorded, and available for loan from von Kármán Auditorium. This event is free. Because of the high level of interest in this event, seating will be limited to members of the Campus and JPL communities, retirees, and the John Muir students. Because of security requirements, Campus personnel, retirees, and students without JPL badges must be processed through JPL Visitor Control and escorted by a JPL employee or resident affiliate for access to the Flight Projects Center auditorium.

For assistance with Visitor Control or additional event information, contact Dan Goods, [email protected].

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