Epic Stories of Genius: Science on Stage and Screen

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Epic Stories of Genius: Science on Stage and Screen

Full Program: 2016 World Science Festival | 01:32:36

Original Program Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016

Featuring Actor, Author, Director Alan Alda, Writer, Director Matt Brown, Physicist, Writer Alan Lightman, Writer Peter Parnell, and Playwright Anna Ziegler with Broadcast Journalist, Author Lynn Sherr Moderating

Marie Curie. Albert Einstein. Richard Feynman. Srinivasa Ramanujan. John Nash. Alan Turing. Rosalind Franklin. James Watson. Great minds that have blazed the trails of understanding whose larger than life stories speak to the human drama that swirls around profound discovery. Many of us, and the public more broadly, have come to know these figures through works of stage and screen. But what are the special challenges, pitfalls, opportunities and rare triumphs of seeking and synthesizing the essence of someone whose passion—quantum physics, number theory, nucleic acids, atomic species, computational design, gravitational phenomena—is so thoroughly foreign to the concerns of everyday life? Join us for an exploration of how writers artistically and faithfully capture the stories of science and the scientists who’ve made the stories.

Moderator

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Lynn Sherr

Broadcast Journalist, Author
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PARTICIPANTS

Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Actor, Author, Director
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Matt Brown

Writer, Director
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Alan Lightman

Physicist, Writer
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Peter Parnell

Writer
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Anna Ziegler

Playwright
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