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Einstein on the Big Screen

A series of discussions and screenings to explore Einstein's impact on the arts and the cinematic imagination.

Why Einstein Still Matters
Sat 2 April 1330hrs Waterside 3
In 1905, Einstein published his theory of relativity – which completely changed the way we think about space and time – and derived his famous equation E=mc2. He also made two other breakthroughs in different areas of physics (quantum mechanics and Brownian motion) in the same year. One hundred years later, a panel of scientists and communicators discuss Einstein's impact in science and beyond. The panel includes: Professor Sir Michael Berry, a theoretical physicist at Bristol University; Dr Jim
Al-Khalili and Dr Mark Lythgoe, co-presenters of "Einstein's Brain"; Professor Sir John Enderby, President of the Institute of Physics and other special guests. Chaired by Dr Peter Rodgers, Editor of Physics World

Animated Einstein
Sat 2 April 1500hrs Waterside 3
Third year animators from UWE were approached by the Institute of Physics to produce an animation celebrating the centenary of Einstein’s remarkable year of 1905. The brief was to explore the popularisation of some difficult science principles to a non-scientific community through
animation. This is a chance to experience on the big screen the students’ response to the work of Einstein throughout his extraordinary career. This screening will be introduced by John Parry, Lecturer in Animation at the University of the West of England.
This event is free – please collect a ticket from Box Office on the day.

Riddles Of The Dead: The Secret Of Einstein's Brain
Sat 2 April 1600hrs Waterside 3
Dirs: Jim Al-Khalili/ Mark Lythgoe 1hr
In life, Albert Einstein's brain was
the source of the most influential scientific ideas of the modern era. Now, nearly 50 years after his death, does the extraordinary rediscovery of one of the greatest brains in history hold the key to unlock the nature of genius? Neurophysiologist, Dr. Mark Lythgoe and physicist Dr Jim Al-Khalili set out on a quest to reveal the secrets of Einstein's genius. Introduced by director and presenters Al-Khalili and Lythgoe and followed by a Q&A session.
With thanks to Icon Films and the National Geographic Channel.

Donnie Darko - Director’s Cut 15
Sat 2 April 1915hrs Cinema 3
Dir: Richard Kelly USA ‘04 2hrs 13mins
This offbeat indie début became a surprise cult hit when it was originally released in 2002. Now with his own cut, director Kelly has inserted previously deleted scenes, created new special effects and improved
the sound quality. Donnie is an emotionally disturbed high school heartthrob haunted by visions of a 6-foot-tall demonic rabbit called Frank. In this version, Kelly has made some attempt to explain formerly cryptic details of the film's plot (especially the time travel sequences) without compromising its indefinable and compelling weirdness. Introduced by Mark Cosgrove, Head of Programming at Watershed.


Dr Mark Lythgoe | talks | www
Professor Jim Al-Khalili | talks | www


Date and Time:

2 April 2005 at 1:30 pm


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1 Canon's Road

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