Why is finding dark matter still so important? Follow Nobel Laureates and physicists travels to CERN, LIGO and XENON labs as they probe the mysteries of Einstein’s paradigm. Will his theory stand or will a new theory rewrite the textbooks.
Einstein’s vision of gravity has shaped our understanding of the universe for 100 years. Following Nobel Laureates and 6 other physicists, CHASING EINSTEIN travels to the LIGO gravity wave detector, the CERN particle accelerator, the underground XENON lab, and telescopes probing the mysteries of Einstein’s paradigm. Will his theory stand the test of time, or will a controversial new theory rewrite the textbooks? NR, 92 MIN
There is no current problem of greater importance to cosmology than that of dark matter. We don’t know what it is, we don’t know of its origins, and we’re not sure where to look for it. Why is finding dark matter still so important? Join us for a Q&A with the film’s Producer/Director Steve Brown and Robert McGehee, a PhD candidate in Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Robert’s research, guided by UC Professor Hitoshi Murayama, is reinterpreting direct detection experimental data to probe what dark matter can and cannot be. This event was created in collaboration with wonderfest.org.
We are screening Chasing Einstein thanks to generosity of Steve Brown and Director/Cinematographer Timothy Wheeler.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theatre created the 2019 National Week of Science on Screen, coming to Science on Screen® grantee theaters across the nation from Wednesday, March 20, through Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
Through Friends of the Cameo, the Cameo Cinema joins 26 Science on Screen theaters in 21 states, all art-house cinemas or museums with film programs, using one of the nation’s favorite pastimes—going to the movies—to promote public understanding of science.