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September 15, 2020

Episode 6: The Edge of All We Know

Topic: The Edge of All We Know

Raw Science Film Festival 2020, Winner Best Documentary Feature 

Moderator: Keri Kukral, Raw Science Guests: Physicist/Director , Peter Galison | Shep Doeleman, Andrew Strominger Film Description: Black holes stand at the limit of what we can know. The Event Horizon Telescope links observatories across the world to simulate an earth-sized telescope. With this tool the team pursues the first-ever picture of a black hole, resulting in an image seen by billions of people in April 2019. Meanwhile, Hawking and his team attack the black hole paradox at the heart of theoretical physics—Do predictive laws still function, even in these massive distortions of space and time? Weaving them together is a third strand, philosophical and exploratory using expressive animation. “Edge” is about practicing science at the highest level, a film where observation, theory, and philosophy combine to grasp these most mysterious objects. | Length: 43 minutes

Episode 5: LIGO – The Way the Universe Is, I Think

Topic: LIGO: The Way the Universe Is, I Think

Raw Science Film Festival 2020 Finalist 

Moderator: Keri Kukral, Raw Science Guests: Physicist Rana Adhikari | Directors – Carrie McCarthy, Hussain Currimbhoy, Mark Pedri Description: A character documentary about a mechanic-turned-scientist who tuned the machine that spurred a dramatic re-envisioning of the universe through the detection of gravitational waves. Over 100 years after Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicted the existence of gravitational waves, a team of scientists proved the theory by detecting the first wave using LIGO. This film examines the journey of a scientist who debugged the machine to find the signal in the noise of the universe. The film explores his life as a scientist and a musician, revealing how his character has informed his work that led to a Nobel Prize. | Length: 38 minutes