Gateway Film Center Columbus, OH


Samir D. Mathur

Professor of Physics, The Ohio State University


David H. Weinberg

Chair of the Astronomy Department, The Ohio State University

Interstellar— Wormholes and theories of interstellar travel

Theoretical physicist Samir Mathur and astronomer David Weinberg in conversation about the film and its science.

Gateway Film Center Columbus, OH

Film Synopsis

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.

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