The Science of Cinema and the Cinema of Science
Date: Wed. July 10, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
1915 W. 35th Street
Program: Adult Summer Learning Challenge
About this event:
In addition to a good script, a talented Director and
magnificent actors, making a movie requires engineering and scientific methods in support of cinematography, sound, and editing. In turn, a number of techniques initially developed for movie production are now being used in scientific research. In this presentation, the feedback between cinema and science is discussed and illustrated with videoclips from movies and computer simulations.
Dr. Marius Stan is a Senior Scientist with the Nuclear
Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory, a Senior Fellow with the Computation Institute at University of Chicago, and a Senior Fellow with
Institute for Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He is also an actor and a writer. Most recently he played Bogdan, the car wash owner, in the TV series “Breaking Bad”.