Genius By Stephen Hawking - A Winter Video Series

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The Scientific Library’s Winter Video Series for 2018 features the PBS series GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING. Professor Stephen Hawking reveals our true potential in a unique science show that challenges a selection of volunteers, and the viewers watching them, to think like the greatest geniuses of the past, and to answer some of humanity’s toughest and most enduring questions.

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Episodes from this series will run about 55 minutes. Each episode will be shown 4 times each week, 2 times at the ATRF and 2 times 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.

The 2018 Winter Video Series will be shown at the ATRF on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning at 12:00 p.m., in the ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203.

The 2018 Winter Video Series will be shown on the main NCI-F campus on Thursdays and Fridays, beginning at 12:00 p.m., in the Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab in Building 549.

You may bring your lunch to this program. The DVD set is part of the Scientific Library’s circulating collection, and may be borrowed after the series ends in February.

Please check the schedule below for information on each episode. Be sure to view your desired location.

Episode 1: “Can We Time Travel?” Monday, January 8, & Tuesday, January 9; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203 Thursday, January 11, & Friday, January 12; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 World-famous scientist Stephen Hawking gives three ordinary people a series of mind-blowing challenges. Can they think like a genius? Can they work out if time travel is possible?

Episode 2: “Are We Alone?” (schedule shift) Tuesday, January 16, & Wednesday, January 17: SHIFT due to Monday holiday beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203 Thursday, January 18, & Friday, January 19; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 How likely is it that aliens exist? Cue an extraordinary journey of discovery, involving tons of sand, huge machinery, some straightforward thinking, and several amazing reveals.

Episode 3: “Why Are We Here?” Monday, January 22, & Tuesday, January 23; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203 Thursday, January 25, & Friday, January 26; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 This journey features smashed glasses, spooky castles, and a truly freaky flash-mob illustration of multiple universes, as three ordinary people think like philosophers and scientists to determine why we are here.

Episode 4: “Where Did the Universe Come From?” Monday, January 29, & Tuesday, January 30; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203 Thursday, February 1, & Friday, February 2; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 Professor Hawking leads three intrepid souls to a deeper understanding of the evolution of the universe, all without any mathematics or equations.

Episode 5: “What Are We?” Monday, February 5, & Tuesday, February 6; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203 Thursday, February 8, & Friday, February 9; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 In this episode, we discover not only that our bodies are machines of incredible complexity, but how they came to exist and how long it took for our lives to come about.

Episode 6: “Where Are We?” Monday, February 12, & Tuesday, February 13; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203 Thursday, February 15, & Friday, February 16; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 Using a helicopter, a boat, and a powerful laser, a team of three tries to prove that the earth is round, and how to measure it, so they can try to understand the massive scale of the solar system.