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Conference: When Science Struts Its Silver Stuff

21/09/22 - 18:30 - 20:30

Conference: When Science Struts Its Silver Stuff

Roland Lehoucq and Jean-Sébastien Steyer

Wednesday, September 21 – 6:30 pm 

Rennes Science Center Planetarium
10 cours des Alliés – 35000 Rennes 

Free admission

Places are limited

 Roland Lehoucq is an astrophysicist with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of Saclay, professor, author and Chair of the Nantes International Science Fiction Festival, Les Utopiales.  

Jean-Sébastien Steyer is a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in Paris and CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). He is also an author.  


Science Fiction cinema is crawling with groundbreaking technological advances and extraordinary life forms, including: spaceships made for interstellar travel, bearable-ish planets and hostile-ish imaginary creatures.   

The genre looks emphatically to science for inspiration, but what would these motion picture works be worth once scrupulously screened through the prisms of Physics and Biology? How plausible is the Avatar (James Cameron) vehicle? Are the extraterrestrials in Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) scientifically credible? Should we be afraid of Godzilla?

Pulling from a selection of film excerpts and current scientific expertise, this conference will open your Sci-F-eyes!  


Calling all Rennes natives and near natives, as part of Science Center Tuesdays, you will also find Roland Lehoucq on Tuesday, September 20 in the Hubert Curien Auditorium of the Champs Libres for his conference entitled, "Antimatter, Between Fiction and Reality."



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