When Science Fiction Meets Science Reality
How do today's technologies reflect what we've seen on the big screen? Sit back, grab some pizza and popcorn, and hear from scientists and inventors about how close we are to realizing Hollywood's hopes for the future! Learn about the real life technology that may or may not take us back to the future.
From Borneo to Dagobah: Understanding Tropical Swamp Forests
Charles Harvey, Professor, MIT
New Worlds, New Perspectives
Julien de Wit, Post Doctoral Fellow, MIT
These Boots are Made for Moonwalking
Alison Gibson, Graduate Student, Stirling Lab, MIT
Water Wars: Mad Max or Day After Tomorrow?
Adil Najam, Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
What to expect:
Each presenter will show a short clip from a science fiction movie (think Interstellar, The Martian, or Star Trek) and then have 15 minutes to share how their research relates to the film. Researchers will share how close we are to Hollywood's version of the future, and whether we will actually get there.
This event has sold out in the past! Limited tickets available at the door for $15.
Pizza, popcorn, and soda included!
*** Please consider pre-registering for this event so museum staff can better plan for your comfort and enjoyment during this event. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registering guarantees visitors access to the event. Seating is limited and registering does not guarantee seating, so please call or email us with special requests regarding accessibility. ***