The State Theatre and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory present: Science On Screen (SOS)

Sat Apr 13
  • Sat Apr 13

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Sat Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm: Science On Screen

Run Time: 150 min. Rating: PG-13

A FREE, grant-driven, science education program for teens and adults that pairs prominent LLNL scientists presenting cutting-edge science with popular Hollywood films.

  • Get extra class credits for attending!
  • Attend and receive LLNL gear!
  • The top three classrooms with the most students in attendance over the four programs will receive cash prizes!

Giving Your Brain A Voice:
Engineering sensors that listen to brain cells
Speakers: Anna Belle & Allison Yorita, LLNL

The human brain is composed of billions of cells that communicate through chemical and electrical signals. LLNL microelectrodes can interface directly with the brain to allow us to monitor and manipulate the dynamics of these brain signals. LLNL microelectrodes are flexible and microfabricated in dense arrays that allow them to collect large amounts of information over long periods of time in the body. We will go over how these arrays are microfabricated and their diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Plus:¬† Adam (PG-13~2009) Adam Raki (Hugh Dancy), an electronics engineer, has an autism disorder called Asperger syndrome. When a young woman named Beth (Rose Byrne) moves into his apartment building, he is quite taken with her. She does not quite know how to react to Adam’s unconventional overtures but decides to give him a chance nonetheless. But Beth’s parents are apprehensive about her new romance, which could end the young lovers’ relationship before it has a chance.

Doors at 2; presentation at 2:30; movie at 3:15 p.m.

SOS