Talk 5: Art and Awe: From Astrophysics to Quantum Mechanics

28 Sep 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Date(s) - 28 Sep 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Beauty is an emergence marked by the experience of being unable to fully capture it with the aperture or finite attention of the human gaze. This experience … is greater than what we are able to comprehend in any one moment. It therefore always exceeds us in either time, space, or both. — Seffa Klein

As a young child growing up in northern Arizona, artist Seffa Klein (b.1996) would gaze at the star-studded night sky with a deep sense of wonder. As a student at UCLA, she studied astrophysics and art, recognizing the inherent harmony that exists between the two disciplines. As a professional artist, her multidisciplinary practice includes paintings composed with elemental metals, sculptures built with her SK Brick, drawing, installation, writing, and music. 

Klein plays with scale in her work, from vast planetary models of astronomy and astrophysics to the microscopic dimension of quantum mechanics. Her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows from Los Angeles to New York City, and is dedicated to envisioning “beautiful new ideologies, structures, and shapes, both physical and internal, for humanity’s uplifted future.” 

Learn more about Seffa Klein

This fifth talk, Art and Awe: From Astrophysics to Quantum Mechanics, with Seffa Klein is on Thursday, September 28, at 5:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The talk is in English, with translation live to Spanish.

This talk is part of the entire Be Wise Go Kind: Awaken Awe series, featuring a new talk every two weeks. You can find an easy overview of the series here. Following the series of talks, there will be a day-long experiential program with special guests, at Nalanda West in Seattle and online.

Recordings of the talks will be made available until Thursday, December 14, 2023. 


There is a pricing page available for Latin American countries. If you are from a Latin American speaking country, please click this link.

This talk:

$ 21 – Standard ticket
$ 40 – Sponsor ticket (this helps us offer scholarships to those in need)

You can also register for the entire series

$ 108 – Standard ticket
$ 210 – Sponsor ticket (this helps us offer scholarships to those in need)

Curious about all the different talks? Please find an easy overview here


If these prices are beyond your budget, please know we would still like to help you attend the program and would be happy to offer you a scholarship. Thanks to our many supporters around the world and their generous offerings, we are able to make this and many more programs available, regardless of one’s financial situation. If you need assistance, please click here to access our scholarship page and fill in the form to request a scholarship.


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