InScience Film Festival

InScience On Tour in Eindhoven

In collaboration with Natlab and Studium Generale Eindhoven, we are proud to present the second InScience On Tour edition in Eindhoven. The program is introduced by an expert and after the film, there is an opportunity for discussion. InScience On Tour in Eindhoven takes place on 22, 23, 24 November.

Birds of America

Monday 22 November / 19:30 / De Zwarte Doos

Natural historian and artist John James Audubon worked on his influential book ‘Birds of America’ between 1827 and 1838. In this book, he tried to describe as many birds in the United States as possible, and also to capture them in beautiful drawings. Now, after almost 200 years, the filmmakers try to follow Audubon in his footsteps. What can we learn about our changing ecosystem from drawings that are almost 200 years old?

In Silico

Tuesday 23 November / 19:30 / De Zwarte Doos

In 2009 the highly ambitious Human Brain Project was announced by Henry Markram, resulting in a lot of publicity and attention. This extremely expensive project was aimed at developing a complete computer simulation of the human brain, within ten years. Director Noah Hutton was granted full access to everything that happened from the start and has managed to relentlessly capture what it was like to work on a project where there was a lot at stake – maybe even too much. In Silico immerses the viewer in the world of scientific top sport, multimillion-dollar investments, enormous egos, and even grander ambitions.

After the film screening prof dr. Regina Luttge and prof. dr. ir. Bert de Vries, both from the Technical University of Eindhoven will share their perspectives on in-silico and in-vitro neural networks. There will also be time for the audience to ask questions.

Citizen Nobel

Wednesday 24 november / 19:30 / Natlab

Citizen Nobel is an inspiring portrait of Jacques Dubochet, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017. As a physicist that was previously virtually unknown, how should he react to his unforeseen fame? What are the possibilities of the fact that his voice is suddenly heard by all? In his old age, he decides to reinvent himself to become a key figure in the battle against climate change. His secret? A lust for life.

Prof. dr. dr. Bert Meijer of the Technical University of Eindhoven gives an introduction and discussion about this film, about the ceremonies surrounding the Nobel Prize, and what actually happens when you win such a prize.

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