Science Goes to the Movies

The Imitation Game and Into the Woods

The Imitation Game and Into the Woods. With special guest, cryptologist Rosario Genarro, we discuss pattern recognition in the work of both Alan Turing and Stephen Sondheim. Co-hosts: Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #102

Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 am on 12.1

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  • Friday, October 14 at 2:00 pm on 12.1

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Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more. The series encourages lively and informative conversation about concepts, as well as film portrayals of scientists and scientific inquiry, asking if there is real science behind a story, or if a screenwriter made something up. Is science leading dramatic imagination, or does imagination create new science?