Third Annual Winter Video Series Coming Soon

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer
Genius by Stephen Hawking DVD

Why are we here? Are we alone? Can we time travel?

If you have ever asked these big questions about life, the Scientific Library’s Third Annual Winter Video Series may help you find the answers.

This year, the Scientific Library will show the six-part PBS program Genius by Stephen Hawking, a radical science show in which Hawking reveals our true potential and challenges volunteers and viewers to think like history’s most influential minds. Aided by large-scale experiments and incredible stunts, the volunteers will use molecular biology, astrophysics, and even quantum mechanics as they strive to answer some of life’s toughest questions.

Each 55-minute episode will be shown four times weekly—twice at the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) and twice in Building 549—­to accommodate various work locations and lunch schedules. The program will begin on Monday, January 8, and will conclude on Friday, February 16.

Screenings will be held at the ATRF on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203. On the main NCI at Frederick campus, the series will be shown on Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab in Building 549. Lunches are permitted.

This DVD series is part of the Scientific Library’s circulating collection and may be borrowed after the program ends in February. The entire schedule, along with complete information on this informative and entertaining program, is available from the Winter Video Series website.