Hollywood has its fair share of chemistry; from last minute miracle cures and instantaneous lab results to serums that will give you super powers. Join Dr. Jovana Grbić from ScriptPhD in a discussion on how science is portrayed on the big screen, for better or for worse. Join to win a copy of “Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment” from the ACS Symposium SERIES. Lights, camera, chemistry!
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What You Will Learn
- Brief history of science and particulary chemistry in film
- Examples of strong portrayal of chemistry/chemists
- Examples of terrible chemistry in hollywood
- Fun scary moments on the big screen with chemistry as a leading player!
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
* Speaker slides are posted the day of the LIVE presentation and the recording will be available on this webpage one week after the LIVE presentation date.
Meet Your Experts
Jovana J. Grbić, PhD is a biological chemist, creative writer and consultant, and the founder, editor and creative director of ScriptPhD.com. ScriptPhD.com provides in-depth coverage of sci-fi movies and television, lectures, panels and conventions, original articles and personal interviews. With several film and TV scripts in development, Jovana focuses on using her elemental expertise to infuse creative chemistry into the entertainment, media and advertising industries as a science and technology consultant. Jovana earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Chemistry with honors from Northwestern University and obtained a PhD in biological chemistry from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego.
Bill Courtney is the chef/owner of Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese, located in the University City Loop, just west of the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Following completion of his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Missouri – Columbia, Bill worked a short time as a Q.C. Chemist for ConvaTec. A shift in interest eventually took Bill to the Genome Institute at Washington University, where he spent 9 years working with the leading genetic and genomic research scientists in the United States. In a radical move, Bill struck out on his own to open Cheese-ology, the culmination of years of a self-described “un-natural obsession” with Macaroni & Cheese. Open since June 2010, Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese features over 15 varieties of Macaroni & Cheese to satisfy any Mac & Cheese craving.
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