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Marriage of poetry, physics topic of conversation at Elizabethtown College's Bower Writers House Feb. 28

Faculty member talks about 'Quantum Wells to Dante's Interno'

Physics, poetry at E-townAt 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, Elizabethtown College faculty member Dr. Ilan Gravé presents "From Quantum Wells to Dante's Inferno: How a Physicist Can Appreciate Poetry."

Though a member of the College's Department of Physics and Engineering, Gravé also has a love for poetry and will explain how the two come together in his life and have shaped him as a person.

Gravé grew up in Israel and Italy and studied physics and electrical engineering at Tel Aviv University. He earned his doctorate in applied physics from Caltech in Pasadena, Calif. Gravé has led high-tech projects in avionics in Israel and has been a senior scientist and consultant at FUB, the research institute in the Ministry of Telecommunications in Rome, Italy, before joining academic life at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been with Elizabethtown College since 2002.

Contact: Jesse Waters at or 717-689-3945.

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