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Institut für Biomedizinische Ethik und Medizingeschichte (IBME)

7.12.2015: Lab Coats in Hollywood: Scientists' Impact on Cinema – Cinema's Influence on Science

David Kirby from the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine of the University of Manchester will give the last lecture in this semester's Schrödinger Colloquium (Irchel Campus, Y16 G15, 16.00 Uhr). In this talk he will elaborate on the backstage role scientific experts play in negotiating information transfer between the scientific community and the entertainment community. He will also discuss the constraints filmmakers face when attempting to incorporate science. In addition, he will explore the ways in which movies influence science itself including how movies promote research fields, stimulate technological development, and impact the cultural meanings of science.

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