Star Wars 1977 sos 2

Athens Ciné Athens, GA


Dr. Loris Alberto Magnani

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Georgia

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope— Time travel, space travel and the great beyond!

Time perception and time reality: how speed compresses time and other space “aging” nuggets.

Athens Ciné Athens, GA

Film Synopsis

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

    The Imperial Forces—under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse)—hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.

    Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Loris Alberto Magnani, of the University of Georgia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, received a PhD from the University of Maryland. Research interests include the interstellar medium of the Galaxy: a great reservoir from which stars are born and to which they return much of their mass.