Once Upon a Quantum Symmetry: Science and Cinema

Presented by Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Tuesday, January 22, 2:30 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Ticket required

Ever since Méliès shot a rocket to the moon, cinema has had a wondrous fascination with science and technology. Movies can show us the working science of today, and with surprising prescience, the science of tomorrow. During our ten-year collaboration with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which aims to encourage more realistic and compelling stories about science and technology themes and characters, we’ve traveled from synapses in the brain to distant galaxies – hitting different corners of spacetime along the way, and proving that both scientists and filmmakers are creative, imaginative, speculative, and adventurous.

Join Jon Amiel (Creation, Sommersby, Entrapment), Scott Burns (writer, Contagion, Pu-239, The Informant and producer An Inconvenient Truth), Dr. André FentonDr. Lisa Randall (Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University, author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World) with moderator Paula Apsell (Senior Executive Producer, Nova and Nova ScienceNow, Director, WGBH Science Unit) as we continue the journey.


Jon Amiel
Andre Fenton
Lisa Randall
Paula Apsell
Scott Z. Burns
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