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Sunday, February 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Screwball Science

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Doctor Who (and other shows) often rely on technobabble and hand-waving (aka "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey") explanations for the show's plot devices, dressing up magical thinking in scientific trappings. There are, however, *real* scientific theories and phenomena that at first glance look just as unlikely and screwball. Our panelists examine and compare some of both, and look for those places where Dr Who's inventions actually intersect the real world.

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Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche has been making costumes since he was 8 (and has the photographic evidence to prove it!). He was honored with the International Costumers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In his secret identity as a research scientist at IBM's Almaden Research Center, he's hard... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Program E

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