Science and Science Fiction
Do you ever wonder if the science in science fiction is possible? What would it be like to travel through a wormhole? What happens to time when a rocket moves at close to the speed of light? Explore the intersection of the theory of relativity and its representation in fiction. This course is taught in conjunction with the Fall Arts Festival's Guest Lecture event, which will feature physicist Kip Thorne. As well as being a world-renowned physicist from Caltech, he also served as the science consultant to the film Interstellar. In this course, co-taught by physics and English professors Dr. Karen Gipson and Dr. Rachel Anderson, students will be able to explore issues of relativity from both the scientific and literary points of view.