A  Brief  History Of  Time

The Cinefamily Los Angeles, CA


Dr. Stephon Alexander

Ernest Everett Just 1907 Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences, Dartmouth College; Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College

A Brief History of Time— Cosmology, Particle Physics, and Quantum Gravity

A discussion of the lasting influence of Hawking’s work on scientists today.

The Cinefamily Los Angeles, CA

Film Synopsis

A film about the life and work of cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who, despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time.

Errol Morris's documentary A Brief History of Time, based on the bestselling book of the same name, is an insightful portrait of the theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and superstar Stephen Hawking. Focusing both on his groundbreaking scientific research and on the crucial formative years of his extraordinary life, this film offers clever vignettes that illustrate some of his scientific concepts. It also tells the story of his life, his work, and his struggle with ALS, featuring interviews with his family and colleagues, as well as readings and reminiscences by Hawking himself.

About the Speaker

Dr, Stephon Alexander is a theoretical physicist specializing in the interface between cosmology, particle physics, and quantum gravity (String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity). He is currently the Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor of Natural Sciences. He received his BSc (1993) from Haverford College and PhD (2000) from Brown University. He held postdoctoral fellowships at Imperial College, London, and The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He previously held faculty positions at Penn State and Haverford College.