(Sunday) 1:30 pm
The Little Art Theatre Presents The Physics of Star Wars Patrick Johnson, Ph.D.
The Little Art Theatre Presents
The Physics of Star Wars
Patrick Johnson, Ph.D.
The Little Art Theatre’s mission is to “Provide an experience that entertains, informs and inspires.” We know that the presentation by Yellow Springs native, Patrick Johnson will do just this, as he discusses the physics underlying some of the elements in the Star Wars films. This afternoon event will be a chance to discuss these interesting connections, and have a conversation with Patrick, all as part of the program.
Please join us at the Little Art!
Sunday, May 27, 2018
* Free Admission
Doors open at 1:00
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You will not want to miss this educational and entertaining program!
1:30 – Welcome and Introduction
1:40 – Patrick shares examples of the physics behind several key scenes from the Star Wars series, and how the science presented is reflected in today’s technologies, and some that are potentially on the horizon.
2:00 – Patrick discusses examples from his book in an interview with student hosts
2:20 – Q & A
2:40 – Patrick invites people to ask questions individually, and signs books.
3:00 – Program over
A biography from the book
Patrick Johnson, who holds a Ph.D. in physics from Washington University in St. Louis, fell in love with Star Wars and science at a very young age. Around three years old, he was heard saying, “When I grow up, I want to be a scientist with dirty hair.” A few years later, his father, Eric, showed the original Star Wars film to him.
As Patrick went through college at the University of Dayton, he began TA-ing for physics classes, but his favorite was a class for non-scientists. Through that class, Patrick found his love for science communication. It was also during this time that he began to explore different ways to connect physics to people’s lives.
These two loves came together for the first time when Patrick asked a question on an exam, based off of Yoda using the Force. Star Wars references continued to show up in his classes, and eventually led to a series of videos on the physics of Star Wars for Georgetown University in DC, his current employer. This book represents the union of two of his biggest passions. (From The Physics of Star Wars – About the Author)
One of the most impressive things about The Physics of Star Wars is the vast range of topics that it covers. From the anatomy of the galaxy and the organisms living within it, to transportation and weaponry, to droids and the Force, there’s nothing that the book shies away from.
“When you think of the science behind Star Wars, what do you think of? In this new book you can delve into the science of the galaxy far, far away and maybe get some answers.” (Geek Girl Authority)
“Gets a fun conversation about physics brewing in the zeitgeist, but also might neatly explain everything that’s weird about the Star Wars galaxy. The wonderful thing about Johnson’s way of thinking is that nearly every quibble we might have about the science mistakes or fallacies inherent to Star Wars could have a neat explanation.” (Inverse.com)
(Sunday) 1:00 pm
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