Thu, Oct 26 7:30 pm
Join Dr. Amy Keesee for “Who can do Science?”, a conversation about science in our community from making science more inclusive to citizen science projects followed by a screening of the film Gattaca.
Speaker: Amy Keesee was a military brat, bouncing around mostly in the Southwest until settling in Louisville, KY. She majored in mathematics and minored in music at Davidson College and received a PhD in plasma physics from West Virginia University. Following her PhD, she switched focus from experimental laboratory plasmas to space plasmas and now studies the region of space enveloped by Earth’s magnetic field, the magnetosphere. Her research includes data analysis from satellite-based missions, incorporating machine learning techniques to model magnetic field perturbations, and instrument development. She enjoys sharing the excitement of science with students of all ages.
Director: Andrew Niccol, Cast: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, PG-13
Vincent Freeman has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior “in-valid.” He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow, a laboratory-engineered “valid.” He assumes Jerome’s DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene. An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer complicates Vincent’s plans. “Stylishly scoped with ice-blue hues and smartly visualized with a forbiddingly cold design, Gattaca is an intelligently-conceived sci-fi chiller…” —Hollywood Reporter
The Colonial’s Science on Screen programs are presented in partnership with White Mountain Science, Inc. (WMSI).