Science Cafe: The Physics of Science Fiction

Mar 1
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Could it be possible for humans to teleport one day?

Join us at our next Science Café in which we will discuss the potential reality versus the implausible fiction that is found in science fiction. Dr. Stefan Kautsch, a professor of physics at Christopher Newport University, will discuss the astrophysical concepts behind common topics in science fiction literature and motion pictures. Dr. Kautsch will focus on movies such as Star Wars and 2012, and he will discuss what could be real and what concepts could only be fiction. Dr. Kautsch will also show how much astronomy has changed in the recent years and how certain former fantastic ideas have become reality.

The Science Directorate at NASA’s Langley Research Center, the Tidewater Chapter of Sigma Xi and the Hampton Roads Section of the American Chemical Society are partnering to host the "Science Café Series" in our community. Science Cafés are free and open to the public.

When: Tuesday, March 1 at 5:30pm

Where: Thai Erawan restaurant in Yorktown

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