Bruce Museum hosts Electrical Panel: A Live, Interactive Conversation

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will host a panel of experts in the science and history of electricity on Tuesday, May 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event titled Electrical Panel: A Live, Interactive Conversation” will cover the development of electricity, the scientific principles that make it work, and current applications.

Audience members are encouraged to quiz the guest scholars and scientists about the wide world of electrical innovation — from Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla to the future of electricity. Panelists include Ellen R. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University; Dr. Paul Israel, Director and General Editor, Thomas A. Edison Papers, Rutgers University; Jane Alcorn, President, The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe; Dr. Helena Silva, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Connecticut; and Dr. Jeffrey Denenberg, Visiting Professor and EE Chair, School of Engineering, Fairfield University.

The event, held in conjunction with the Bruce Museum’s newest exhibitions, Electricity and Electric Paris, begins with light refreshments at 6:30 followed by the lecture and discussion at 7. The program is $15 for non-members, free to Museum members.

Reservations are required at 203-413-6757 or [email protected].

Plasma tube in the Bruce Museum exhibition Electricity, which opens May 14.

Plasma tube in the Bruce Museum exhibition Electricity, which opens May 14.

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