A SPECIAL post-release discussion of the movie INTERSTELLAR with Robert Rutledge (McGill Physics). Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaghey, this film features a team of space travelers who manage to get through a wormhole. The US/Canada Release of the film is Friday November 7th. We will host a post-viewing conversation and discussion on the astronomy of the movie.
By Denis Brault, M.Ed. McGill '80, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas
Written by a second century Greek writer and widely thought to be the first science fiction story, A True Story by Lucian of Samosata is about a war to rule the Morning Star by the kings of the Moon and the Sun. Some of its notable characters include dog-faced men fighting on winged acorns, cloud-centaurs and stalk-and-mushroom men.
Freaky Friday: This Wormy World, Revisited - Exploring the gruesome truth about our world and its most powerful natural enemies
By Victor Frankel (Ph.D. candidate, Biology McGill)
By Joaquin (Quim) Madrenas, Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology, Department of Microbiology & Immunology [Professor Madrenas’ website]. This Freaky Friday honours Dr. Madrenas TedX talk which uses music, art and history as tools to learn about Infectious Diseases. It will also explore the impact of these diseases on music, art and history. Followed by the film about the Pulitzer award winning musical RENT.
By Genevieve Metson (Ph.D. Natural Resource Sciences, McGill). Learn about the flow of phosphorus and how to better manage it through the body movements of 6 dancers. Phosphorus is a mineral that is essential for plant growth. It is used as a fertilizer in farm fields, but any surplus runs off into nearby rivers and streams with disastrous results for aquatic life. Followed by the documentary film Pina (2011) about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch.
(2001). Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton and Aulenbach are extreme athletes and extreme scientists - scientists who gather their data in treacherous places where few dare to follow. In this documentary they travel to caves in Arizona, Greenland and Mexico searching for discoveries that may lead to cures for human disease.
Version originale en français. Patrice Fortier est un agriculteur qui a étudié en art. Dans son jardin, on retrouve des espèces de plantes anciennes desquelles il extrait les semences pour les vendre et perpétuer de « nouvelles » variétés. En cultivant minutieusement ces spécimens uniques, il rêve de les transformer en oeuvres d'art. Il fait des tableaux avec des carottes, des perruques avec des fleurs et des contes avec des patates. Il va même jusqu'à forcer l'hybridation de deux spécimens ou à polliniser lui-même ses plantes afin que l'espèce reste pure.
Focuses on the hard-hitting earthquake that rocked Japan's Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 which ignited the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin explores the causes of the deplorable housing conditions faced by 1,700 Cree in Northern Ontario in 2011, a crisis so dire the tribal chief declared a state of emergency in the Attawapiskat First Nation community.