Science Goes to the Movies

The Knick & Modern Medicine

Dr. Jill Bargonetti, Professor of Biological Sciences joins Science Goes to the Movies co-hosts, Faith Salie and Heather Berlin to discuss race, feminism, science and the implications of genetics in medicine as they relate to Clive Owen's turn of the century drama "The Knick." Currently, Dr. Bargonetti's laboratory in the Belfer Research Building, focuses on mutant p53 proteins.
  • program length: 27 minutes
  • episode #203

Friday, April 20 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?