Science at the Movies

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The Science at the Movies film series will combine popular science-themed movies with panel discussions: scientists will provide insight and take part in discussion on various scientific topics as they relate to a film. Dan Falk, a Canadian science journalist, broadcaster, and author of In Search of Time: Journeys along a Curious Dimension, will moderate the sessions.

Science at the Movies is co-presented by the University of Toronto and the Treehouse Group, and will take place at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario).

TICKETS are available via Eventbrite, and will be available for sale (cash only) at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on the day of each session.

Read a review of our first event, Star Trek: First Contact feat. Lawrence Krauss, on BlogTO.
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See the Bloor Cinema Schedule (PDF)

February 26, 2013: Star Trek: First Contact feat. Dr. Lawrence Krauss

400+ Science Enthusiasts joined us at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for the first installment of Science at the Movies: Star Trek: First Contact featuring Lawrence Krauss.

Krauss, a renowned cosmologist and best-selling author of The Physics of Star Trek, flew in all the way from Australia to give an engaging, funny, & (thankfully for the less science-inclined among us) accessible talk to start off the evening. Afterwards, he answered all kinds of audience questions. 

Canadian author/science journalist Dan Falk moderated the discussion.

Would you like more information about Lawrence Krauss? Check out another of his works, A Universe from Nothing, and see his website here.

March 12, 2013: Gattaca

For the second installment of Science at the Movies we'll be showing Gattaca, a futuristic adventure that explores genetics, space travel, biology, and more!

Our panelists will be University of Toronto Professors Donald Ainslie (Philosophy), and Lucy R. Osborne (Medicine; Molecular Genetics).

Would you like more information about Gattaca? Take a look at the full IMDB entry, or watch the movie trailer.

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March 26, 2013: Short Circuit

For our third and final installment we'll be harking back to The Golden Age of Guttenberg with Short Circuit - a film that follows the adventures of experimental robot "Number 5", who comes alive after he's struck by lightening and subsequently escapes the confines of a military lab.

Johnny Five is alive!

Our guest speakers will be University of Toronto Professors Diana Raffman (Philosophy) and Sheila McIlraith (Computer Science). As with the other films in the series, Canadian author/science journalist Dan Falk will be on hand to moderate the discussion.

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