Mondays at 3:30 pm
Science Goes to the Movies looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Top working scientists review popular movies, resulting in lively and informative conversations about what science is happening now, what science is heading us towards in the future, and what’s just fun fiction.
July 9: James Hanken joins the show to talk about animal behavior as its depicted, and not depicted, in the animated Walt Disney film Zootopia.
July 16: Columbia University’s Director of Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Karen Soren discusses Spiderman and many teenagers’ not-so-secret desire to be a superhero.
July 23: Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Jeffrey Sachs, talk about Wall Street economics as seen in recent blockbusters.
July 30: Dr. Phillip Kennedy discusses real-world applications of biomechatronics.