In his most recent book, Dr. Mario Livio explores the Brilliant Blunders of history's greatest scientists, and how their colossal mistakes changed the way we think about life and the universe. And what better movie to explore Earth-shattering mistakes than Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb?
Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist and best-selling author working at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which operates the Hubble Space Telescope. His book The Golden Ratio won the 2004 International Pythagoras Prize for the best book on popular mathematics, and his book Is God A Mathematician? was selected by the Washington Post as one of the best books of 2009. Livio also writes regularly about science, art, and the links between them on his blog, A Curious Mind.
Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University invite you to join us for this event at Washington, D.C.’s Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street, on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Futuretensedc@gmail.com with your name, email address, and any affiliation you’d like to share. You may RSVP for yourself and up to one guest, and please include your guest’s name in your response. Seating is limited, so email now to get in on this opportunity to see Dr. Strangelove in theaters.
This is the fourth installment of Future Tense's "My Favorite Movie" series. Each screening features a leading voice from the realm of science and technology sharing a favored film that can help guide the way we think about the future. Keep an eye on the Future Tense blog and Twitter feed to learn about our all our upcoming events.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase with cash or check.
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