This Is Not A Lecture - an evening with A Capella Science's Tim Blais

Speaker: 
Tim Blais (A Capella Science)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-04-06 19:00 - 20:30
Location: 
UBC Woodward Theatre 2 (2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3)
Local Contact: 
Theresa Liao
Intended Audience: 
Public

 
UBC Physics & Astronomy and the UBC/TRIUMF IsoSiM Program present "This Is Not A Lecture - an evening with A Capella Science's Tim Blais." Tim will perform several songs from his popular YouTube channel A Capella Science, both solo and with the aide of his old Vancouver A Capella group ("Acapocalypse"). He will also share his own experience as both a science graduate student and an independent new media artist, and offer some observations about science culture.

Free RSVP: https://timblaiseventubc.eventbrite.com

About the performer/speaker

Tim completed his Master's degree in Theoretical Physics at McGill University. Starting out as a side project because of his love for music, his first YouTube video "Rolling in Higgs" now has almost 800K views;  Scientific American blog suggested the video as possibly being "the single most comprehensively nerdy endeavour ever conceived." This experience prompted him to continue his venture, creating more science-themed YouTube videos. Merging a capella, science, and pop songs, Tim became a YouTube sensation - his most popular video, A Capella Science - Bohemian Gravity!, has almost 3 million views to date. 

Tim's science-parody creations are 100% originally recorded and made out of unaltered sounds from his mouth, throat and vocal cords. Tim's unique combination of music, physics and humour will be higlighted in this one-off performance at UBC.

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