Science on Screen Ant-Man (2015) and the Science of Nanomaterials

Science on Screen Ant-Man (2015) and the Science of Nanomaterials


June 12, 2024    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY, 11743

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June 12, 2024, 7 p.m. at the Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY

General admission: $16. Cinema Arts Centre Members: $10. Young Film Fans Members: Free.

Join scientist Dr. Sara E. Mason from Brookhaven National Laboratory for an entertaining and exciting evening focusing on the superpowers of some very, very, very small things with a screening of the Marvel film, Ant-Man.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (USA, 2015, 117 mins., color, DCP)

Post-screening Discussion

Dr. Sara E. Mason is an explorer of the tiny yet mighty world of nanomaterials. For 12 years she was a professor at the University of Iowa, teaching chemistry to thousands of students and co-authoring over 65 articles in scientific journals. In 2022, her collaborative style of using theory and modeling to tackle complex problems in nanoscience drew her to Brookhaven National Laboratory, where she now leads the Theory and Computation Group in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. The group is driving the use of cutting-edge computational methods, including artificial intelligence, in the quest for discovering new materials in energy and technology. Sara is also a parent to two school-age kids, enjoys hiking/biking, and has a strong passion for making science accessible to all.

About Science on Screen

Brookhaven National Laboratory has partnered up with the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre for its 2024 Science on Screen program.

Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with entertaining and compelling introductions and post-screening discussions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine, particularly showcasing leaders from our strong scientific community here on Long Island. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to engage our audience and reveal current scientific research or technological advances. The program is made possible by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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