The Science of Cinema and the Cinema of Science
In addition to a good script, talented director and magnificent actors, making a movie requires engineering and scientific methods in support of cinematography, sound and editing. In turn, a number of techniques initially developed for movie production are now being used in scientific research.
In this presentation, the feedback between cinema and science is discussed and illustrated with video clips from movies and computer simulations.
Marius Stan is a senior scientist with the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne. He is a Senior Fellow with the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago, and a Senior Fellow with the Institute for Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He is also an actor and writer. Most recently he played Bogdan, the car wash owner, in the TV series "Breaking Bad".