Wookies, tribbles, and flux capacitors are all tremendous and dandy (and we wouldn’t trade them for all the tea in China!) but what we’ll deal with at present, women and nerds, is the sensible facet of science fiction, and the handful of movies that put on their thinking caps, consulted their native rocket scientists, and received their facts (more or less) straight. Taught by UC Berkeley’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, The Science of Happiness zeroes in on a fundamental finding from constructive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social ties and contributing to one thing bigger than yourself-the higher good.
Interstellar accurately makes use of this unbelievable little bit of relativity all all through the movie, when the astronauts are seen getting nearer and closer to a black gap, inflicting time to slow down drastically for them whereas remaining the identical for everyone on earth.
This ebook takes us again to the movie, and explains to us the various facets of science that this movie touched on, including: the biology and geophysics behind the dooms-day situation at first of the film, the astrophysics and gravitational physics of black holes, the science of planets, and the (very wild) scientific speculations on wormholes and quantum gravity.
The truth that the primary features of the movie are scientifically practical may come as quite a shock to many viewers, and this book provides them the chance to take the next steps towards understanding this shocking and incredibly lovely science.
And, while they could be few and much between, from the 20’s to the 2000s these good, often prescient films that put science first have at all times been around; making us assume, filing us with surprise, and giving us a practical glimpse into what may just very properly be the longer term to come.