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Breaking Bad’s Bogdan explains The Science of Cinema and the Cinema of Science

This article orginally appeared in the Examiner

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.To facilitate meaningful connections between science and the humanities, and in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, this presentation by Dr. Marius Stan will explore the interplay between cinema and science, with video clips from popular movies and computer simulations as illustrations.

Dr. Marius Stan is a Senior Scientist with the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory, 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”.

It’s happening on Saturday, November 23, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Chicago Culture Center Claudia Cassidy Theatre. The event is free though reservations are required. Make reservations here. This event is presented as part of The Collaborative City, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Argonne National Laboratory.