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2014 Science Film Showcase

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Imagine Science Films presents:
How do we measure or observe the world just outside our reach?
A spectrum of scientist-filmmakers investigate our near, and perhaps not-so-near, surroundings. An Adler Planetarium program visits the upper atmosphere (and edge of space). A grandson considers the laws of thermodynamics in an empty house. Abstract phenomena and complicated communications systems are visualized via animation and computer modeling. Each film, or set of films, will be followed by discussion of the themes between scientists and filmmakers.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:30-9:00PM
5:30 to 6:00 pm, Opening Reception
6:00 to 8:00 pm, Film Showcase
9:00 to 10:00 pm, Closing Reception
International House, Assembly Hall
University of Chicago
1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Contact: Dione Rossiter
202-326-6645 or
This Has been to Space
by Clayton Brown and Monica Ross
Clayton Brown, 137 Films
Monica Ross, 137 Films
David Miller, University of Chicago
Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates
by Alex Parker
by Quayola and Memo Akten
by Masahiro Ohsuka
Motive Power 3: Absolute Zero
by Mike Gibisser
Mike Gibisser, Artist/Filmmaker
Leo on Bioluminesence
by Kate Webbink
Fossil Carrion Feeders
by Federico Pardo
The Birds and the Trees
by Kate Webbink
Kate Webbink, Field Museum
Shannon Hackett, Field Museum
by Malevo
Secrets of the Dark Universe:
Simulating the Sky on Blue Gene/Q
by Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Blood Flow: Multiscale Modeling
by Argonne Leadership Computing Facility and Brown University
Joseph Insley, University of Chicago and Argonne
Salman Habib, University of Chicago and Argonne
Katrin Heitmann, University of Chicago and Argonne
by Katy Börner
Katy Börner, Indiana University
With generous support from Education and Human Resources, The American Association for the Advancement of Science; Imagine Science Films; International House at UChicago Global Voices Program; UChicago Art│Science Initiative; and UChicago Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories.
Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.
To download a PDF invitation, go here.