Ant Man 2015

Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY


Dr. Sara E. Mason

Leader, Theory and Computation Group in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Ant-Man— The science of nanomaterials

Join us for an entertaining and illuminating evening focusing on the super powers of some very, very, very small things! Featuring a screening and presentation on The Tiny Yet Mighty World of Nanomaterials by Dr. Sara E. Mason of Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY

Film Synopsis

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, pull off a plan that will save the world.

    Forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief just released from prison. Lang becomes Ant-Man, trained by Pym and armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Cross, also known as Yellowjacket, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil.

    Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Sara E. Mason is an explorer of the tiny yet mighty world of nanomaterials. For 12 years she was a professor at the University of Iowa, teaching chemistry to thousands of students and co-authoring over 65 articles in scientific journals. In 2022, her collaborative style of using theory and modeling to tackle complex problems in nanoscience drew her to Brookhaven National Laboratory, where she now leads the Theory and Computation Group in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. The group is driving the use of cutting-edge computational methods, including artificial intelligence, in the quest for discovering new materials in energy and technology. Sara is also a parent to two school-age kids, enjoys hiking/biking, and has a strong passion for making science accessible to all.