Interstellar Event with Prof. Kip Thorne
The Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research welcomes renowned physicist Dr. Kip Thorne on March 29. Sponsoring the event together with the departments of mathematics and physics, the center has arranged a series of events including a reception, mini-lectures, and a panel discussion. See the poster
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Dr. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus at Caltech, is the originator and guiding hand of the 2014 blockbuster movie Interstellar. The movie is based on black holes and spatial wormholes which are the focus research areas of a few center affiliates'. Dr. Thorne will join UMass Dartmouth Physics faculty Robert Fisher, David Kagan, Gaurav Khanna, Richard Price, and School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) Professor Geoff Cowles in the Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room at 4:30 p.m. for a reception followed by a series of talks at 5 p.m. and a panel discussion at 6 p.m. on the science of Interstellar. The night ends with a screening of the movie Interstellar at 7pm.
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