A FREE public lecture with Hollywood science advisor Dr Kevin R. Grazier
3rd June 2015 at 6.30-8.00pm
Michael Smith Lecture Theatre, University of Manchester
See here for details and to book a free ticket: hollyweird-science.eventbrite.co.uk
Kevin will be discussing his forthcoming book Hollyweird Science (co-authored with science journalist Stephen Cass) on the real science that inspires science fiction movies and TV shows, and how producers and screenwriters depict science on screen. He will also discuss his own experiences in the Hollywood film industry as a research scientist.
Kevin R. Grazier has served as the science advisor for several television series and movies, including SyFy’s ‘Defiance’, TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’, and the film ‘Gravity’. He performed the same advisory role for four seasons on ‘Battlestar Galactica’, as well as ‘EUReKA’, ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome’, ‘The Event’, and ‘The Zula Patrol’. Previously he was a research scientist and science planning engineer for 15 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan. Still an active planetary scientist, his research areas include numerical method development, and long-term large-scale computer simulations of Solar System dynamics, evolution, and chaos.
This event is organised by the Science and Entertainment Lab (thescienceand entertainmentlab.com) research group within the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester, comprised of Dr David A. Kirby, Dr William R. Macauley, and Dr Amy C. Chambers. The Faculty of Life Sciences (University of Manchester), and the Wellcome Trust are also supporting this public event.