UMass Dartmouth will welcome renowned physicist Dr. Kip Thorne March 29. Dr. Thorne is the originator and guiding hand of the 2014 blockbuster movie Interstellar, which is based on black holes, spatial wormholes, and other concepts at the forefront of theoretical physics.
Two screenings of Interstellar have been scheduled on the day of Dr. Thorne’s visit to the Dartmouth campus, which is in conjunction with a visit to MIT scheduled for the previous day. Dr. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus at Caltech, will join UMass Dartmouth faculty for a series of talks and a panel discussion on the science of Interstellar.
A media availability with Dr. Thorne has been scheduled for 4:15 p.m. on March 29. For more information, contact Joe Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Schedule of Dr. Thorne’s visit:
Screening of Interstellar
UMass Dartmouth’s Woodland Commons, 2–5 pm
Interstellar: the real science behind the movie
10-minute presentations from UMass Dartmouth Professors Gaurav Khanna, Richard Price, David Kagan, Robert Fisher, and Geoffrey Cowles
UMass Dartmouth’s Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Foundation Grand Reading Room, 5–6 p.m.
Professor Kip Thorne will lead a panel discussion with UMass Dartmouth professors followed by Q&A.
UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Foundation Grand Reading Room, 6–7 p.m.
Second screening of Interstellar
UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Foundation Grand Reading Room, 7–10 p.m.
Editor's note: Video above from 2014 WIRED article in which Director Christopher Nolan and Dr. Thorne gave WIRED an exclusive look at the creation of Interstellar‘s black hole.