Thursday, May 3 at 7:30pm
Introduction by particle physicist Helio Takai
$9 Members / $13 Public
Join Helio Takai of Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, for an entertaining and mindblowing journey into the possibility of time travel, with dazzling detours through the structure of matter, the mysteries of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fourth Demension; followed by a screening of Terry Gilliam's trippy tale of an ordinary man from 2035 who is recruited to travel back in time to prevent a deadly plague.
In a future devastated by disease, convicted criminal James Cole (Bruce Willis) is given the chance to erase his record by traveling back to the past to investigate the origins of a virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to the wrong year, he is arrested and hospitalized in a mental institution, where he meets a psychiatrist (Madeline Stowe) who is initially convinced he's insane and a patient (Brad Pitt) with links to a radical group that may have unleashed the deadly virus. Part psychological thriller, part apocalyptic drama, Terry Gilliam's riveting drama combines intricate storytelling, visual ingenuity, and stellar performances. (USA, 1995, 129 min., color, 35mm)
Dr. Helio Takai, born in Brazil, is a particle and nuclear physicist from Brookhaven National Laboratory. Today, he performs his main research at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He has been a member of CERN's ATLAS collaboration for over 15 years. ATLAS will learn about the basic forces that have shaped our universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate. Among the possible unknowns are the origin of mass, extra dimensions of space, unification of fundamental forces, and evidence for dark matter candidates in the universe. Besides his intense interest in exploring the forefront of the structure of matter, Dr. Takai is also interested in studying ultra-high energy cosmic rays and neutrinos.
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