The Science Behind the Movie Interstellar with Nobel Prize Winner Kip Thorne


Did Hollywood do its science homework? Learn the story behind the creation of Gargantua, the massive black hole featured in the movie Interstellar, and find out whether its depiction is grounded in real science.

The Science Behind the Movie Interstellar with Nobel Prize Winner Kip Thorne

Friday January 05, 2018
07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii - Hale Hoaloha Pavilion

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Theoretical astrophysicist Kip Thorne, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate, Executive Producer of Interstellar, Caltech Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, Co-founder of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) 

KECK OBSERVATORY ASTRONOMY TALK: How scientifically accurate is the blockbuster film Interstellar? Dr. Kip Thorne will take you behind the scenes of the movie and explain how he helped Hollywood turn science-fiction into science-fact. 

Dr. Thorne is a world-renowned theoretical astrophysicist. He is one of three scientists who recently won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves. 

Learn how Dr. Thorne's revolutionary work has made history and has helped usher in an exciting new era in astronomy.


Keck Observatory Astronomy Talks are supported by the Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation

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