Is there any science in science-fiction films?

General interest seminar

Is there any science in science-fiction films?

  • Event time: 5:00pm until 6:00pm
  • Event date: 3rd November 2022
  • Speaker: Prof Douglas Scott (University of British Columbia)
  • Location: Lecture theatre A, , KB

Event details


Prof Douglas Scott from the University of British Columbia.


Most of us have favourite science-fiction films - and usually we're happy to turn our scientist brains off when we watch them!  But there's actually some interesting physics buried in there.  In this talk, Douglas Scott will focus on space-based movies and ask what they have to say about three things: (1) Space is big; (2) Space is curved; and (3) Space is expanding.  Can you guess what movies will be used to illustrate these ideas?

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Meet us at 16.30 outside Lecture Theatre A for tea and cakes prior to the talk.


Topic: GI seminar

Time: Nov 3, 2022 05:00 PM London

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Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..

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