“The Physics of Interstellar” with Dr. Paul T. Allen
Date: 7:00pm PDT September 11, 2015 Location: Miller Hall 105
Miller Hall 105
The film Interstellar generated many conversations in the physics and relativity communities, in part because the science advisor to the film crew was a prominent physicist — Kip Thorne, most famous in physics circles for his work on gravity waves and the ongoing LIGO experiment. In this informal conversation, we’ll talk about some of the scientific ideas that come up in the movie, including general relativity, black holes, and wormholes. We’ll also discuss the tension between using “good” science and generating excitement when making science-fiction films.
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Conversation
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Movie Screening