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SciScreen : Ant-man and the wasp

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The Film: Marvel’s smallest hero is back, and he’s brought backup. Not long after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. While he struggles to balance home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) confront him with an urgent new mission. Donning the suit once more, he must learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the pair work together to uncover secrets from their past. Contains moderate violence.

In each SciScreen session, a scientist or engineer explains the science from the film in a short talk before the film.

The Speaker: Dr Francesca Day studied Natural Sciences at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge and completed a DPhil in theoretical physics at Magdalen College, Oxford. She is interested in particle phenomenology and in using astrophysical observations to search for new fundamental physics. Her DPhil research focused on analysing X-ray telescope data to search for astrophysical signatures of axions, ultra-light particles predicted by string theory models. Outside of research, Fran is a science comedian.

The Talk: Could we ever shrink things? Physical size plays an important role in physics, and there are many scientific obstacles to shrinking technology. Could they ever be overcome? If so, what would it feel like to be shrunk?

Tickets for the 13 August SciScreen can be purchased from the Arts Picturehouse

Talk starts at 6pm, so please arrive and be seated in the screen before 6pm.

SciScreen is organised by the BSA in conjunction with the Arts Picturehouse to bring science to the big screen.

This talk is part of the SciScreen Cambridge series.

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