Science on Screen
About the Science On Screen series
Attend screenings of outstanding films introduced by noted scientists. Viewings take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA.
Science On Screen Events
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: With Melissa Franklin
Harvard professor Melissa Franklin discusses how cartoon physics deviate from our own laws of physics before a screening of this film favorite.
This Is Spinal Tap: With Christopher Shera
Auditory physiologist Christopher Shera discusses the science of sound and hearing in conjunction with the film This Is Spinal Tap.
Edward Scissorhands: With Jeremy DeSilva
Biological anthropologist Jeremy DeSilva discusses a new species of hominin through the lens of the film Edward Scissorhands.
Rushmore: With Steven Schlozman, MD
Through the film Rushmore, psychiatrist Steven Schlozman will illuminate current understanding of the adolescent brain.
The Prestige: With Physicist Peter Fisher
Physicist Peter Fisher discusses Nikola Tesla’s singular legacy and the future of wireless power before a viewing of the film "The Prestige."
Join forensic psychiatrist Thomas Gutheil, MD before the film to discuss the psychology of serial killers.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Analyze the underwater lives of humpback whales through Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home with whale expert Dave Wiley.
Find out how rappers are able create lyrics off the cuff as Dr. Limb shares what his studies reveal about the neurobiology of creativity.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Join us as Dr. Edward Farhi, professor of physics at MIT, unravels the "oddities" of time travel.