Science on Screen
March 9th, 2015
All screenings are free and made possible thanks to a generous grant fro the Alfred P. Sloan Foundaition and Coolide Corner Theatre Foundation.
Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment.
March 16: There Will Be Blood
Dr. Kevin Evan (MSU) will be speaking about the science behind oil exploration
March 23: Rushmore
Psychiatrist Kyle John (Mercy Hospitals) will be speaking about how the adolescent brain develops
March 30: Children of Men
Biologist Dr. Chris Barnhart (MSU) will talk about the social impacts of declining birth rates as well as pollutants that disrupt sexual development
April 6: Moneyball
Computer Scientist Dr. Lloyd Smith (MSU) will talk about about the development of baseball analytics
April 13; The Imitation Game
Mathematics professor Les Reid (MSU) will be talking about the math behind code breaking then and now