Science on Screen

Science on Screen

A program funded by a grant awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 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 – even for the most science-phobic culture vulture!

Tickets are $3, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Jurassic Park: Science on Screen

Science on Screen. Tickets are only $3!

Beginning with presentation "The Science of Jurassic Park" from Thor Hansen, Professor Emeritus of Geology at WWU. How do we know what dinosaurs were like? Are the dinosaurs depicted in Jurassic Park accurate? This presentation will explore the kinds of evidence paleontologists use to reconstruct how dinosaurs lived and just what Jurassic Park gets right and wrong about them.

Thor Hansen got his B.S. in Geology at George Washington University...
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Computer Chess: Science on Screen

Science on Screen. Tickets are only $3!

Beginning with a presentation by Scott Burger, senior data scientist at Tableau Software in Seattle and the author of the book Intro to Machine Learning with R: Rigorous Mathematical Analysis. In his talk, Scott will give a brief background of the history of computer chess engines, their rise to power, and what it means for the future of humanity. Do the top-tier engines like AlphaZero and Leela forecast a bleak...
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