Physics of the Blockbuster Movie Interstellar

Horizons Public Lecture Series: Physics, Mathematics, and Computation at the Frontier
Organized by the CSCVR, Department of Physics, and the Department of Mathematics

UMass Dartmouth hosted renowned physicist Dr. Kip Thorne on March 29, 2016. Dr. Thorne is the originator and guiding hand of the 2014 blockbuster movie Interstellar, which is based on black holes, spatial wormholes, and other concepts at the forefront of theoretical physics.

Two screenings of Interstellar took place on the day of Dr. Thorne’s visit to the Dartmouth campus. Dr. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus at Caltech, joined UMass Dartmouth faculty, students, and the local community for a series of talks and a panel discussion on the science of Interstellar.

Video from the full event (left) and Richard Price (right)

Video from Robert Fisher (left) and Gaurav Khanna (right)

Video from Geoffrey Cowles (left) and David Kagan (right)