Science Goes to the Movies

Astrophysics and Cell Biology

Guests: Matt O’Dowd, Natasha Pavlova Movie: A Wrinkle in Time Did you know Madeline L’Engle’s fiction predicted real scientific discoveries! A look at the hard science in A Wrinkle in Time with Matt O’Dowd, a CUNY Astrophysicist and host of the very popular PBS series “Space Time” and Natasha Pavlova, a Research Fellow at Thompson Laboratory for Cancer, Biology & Genetics at Memorial SloaKettering Cancer Center.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #413

Friday, January 18 at 2:00 pm on 12.1

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  • Saturday, January 19 at 3:30 am 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?