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Interstellar: The IMAX Experience
25 November, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£15
November’s Science Museum Lates is maths themed and includes a one-off screening of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar in IMAX 70mm (as he intended it to be seen), preceded by a discussion between the Science Museum’s Director of External Affairs Roger Highfield, Science Museum Fellow of Modern Science Harry Cliff and Interstellar’s Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Franklin.
Roger is a noted science writer and the co-author of the acclaimed biography The Private Lives of Albert Einstein. Harry is a particle physicist at Cambridge and the Large Hadron Collider.
The panel will talk about the film and about Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the centenary of which we commemorate this year. Covering space, time, gravity, black holes and the origin and fate of the universe, scientists are still grappling with its implications a century after its publication.
Interstellar is based on the theories of physicist Kip Thorne, one of the world’s leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein’s theory. A mindbending sci-fi epic, the film follows a team of explorers on the most important mission in history, as they journey through a wormhole in space in a desperate attempt to save humanity.