Murray Gell-Mann Headlines SFI Science Series

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann, a Trustee, Science Board and Distinguished Fellow of the Santa Fe Institute will present  a talk on “Groundhog Day” at 7 p.m., Thursday May 17 at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

The “Science on Screen” series is a joint collaboration of the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI).

During each event, visionaries from SFI present some of their favorite films, offering eye-opening perspectives from their own research and the world of science. It’s an idea-rich spin on the movies.

Abstract: Gell-Mann gives the classic comedy “Groundhog Day” a novel spin: Can Bill Murray help us understand the essence of scientific practice?

Gell-Mann and screenwriter Danny Rubin discuss one of cinema’s most enjoyable mind-bending films.

Tickets for each screening are $9.50 for general admission, $8.50 for students/seniors, $8 for CCA members and $7 for senior CCA members and children under 12. For advance tickets, call the CCA box office at 505-982-1338.

The event is ponsored by Ringo and the Tano Road Gang.

The Santa Fe Institute‘s mission is to foster a transdisciplinary research community that endeavors to expand the boundaries of scientific understanding. Its aim is to discover and comprehend the common fundamental principles in physical, computational, biological, and social systems that underlie many of the most profound problems facing science and society today.

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