17 gennaio 2012

About science and cinema with Edward Farhi, the director of MIT’s Center for Theoretical Physics

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Edward Farhi, director of MIT’s Center for Theoretical Physics, Jan. 30 talk at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (Harvard St., Brookline, MA) about the feasibility of time travel before the 1989 movie “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure".
Edward Farhi has studied the complexities of building a time machine, though not of the phone-booth variety, but has also worked on astrophysics, general relativity, and the foundations of quantum mechanics. His current interest is the theory of quantum computation. He was on the staff at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland before coming to MIT, where he joined the faculty in 1982. He has won three teaching awards at MIT and has presented his research at many of the world’s leading physics research centers.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre has been pairing talks by scientific experts with films since 2005. Science on Screen programs are $9.75 regular admission, or $7.75 for seniors, students, and Museum of Science members. Members of the Coolidge Corner Theatre get Free admission to these show. Science on Screen “Billy, you are dealing with the oddities of time travel with the greatest of ease.” (Bill S. Preston, Esq. to Billy the Kid, rescued from a bar fight).

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