Discovering Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)
Open to Festival credential holders

Through films like Tesla, Radioactive, The Current War, The Aeronauts, Hidden Figures, and First Man, period science is having a heyday in film and television. Practicing the science of yesteryear, visionary scientists, inventors, and outliers—from Curie to Tesla—wrestled with competition, derision, entrenched beliefs, and discrimination in order to imagine the possibilities of tomorrow. Moderated by Valerie Thompson (Science magazine) with Ethan Hawke (Tesla), James Schuck (physicist and mechanical engineer, professor at Columbia University), Danijela Cabric (professor of electrical engineering at UCLA), and Sarah Treem.

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Valerie Thompson
Ethan Hawke
James Schuck
Danijela Cabric
Sarah Treem
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