Science of TRON

Listen to audio from the "Science of TRON" panel, featuring director Joe Kosinski, producer Sean Bailey, and science consultants Sean Carroll & John Dick. Learn More

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Scientist Spotlight: Emilie Lorditch, Sloan Science Advisor

Exchange consultant Emilie Lorditch recently told us about her experience as a Sloan Science Advisor and what it was like to "find her perfect fit." Here is what she had to say:

When you find the intersection of what you are good at and what you love, it truly is a gift and for me serving as a Sloan Science Advisor has been one of the most fun, challenging, and exhilarating things I have ever done!

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Consultant Jeff Kahn

Avengers: Age of Ultron opened Friday and we recently got a chance to speak to Jeff Kahn, professor of bioethics and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, who worked on the film. Kahn provided some amazing insight into artificial intelligence, the work he does, meeting with the Avengers group in London, and his feelings about where we are going in terms of ethics in science.

A Geneticist's Top 5 Favorite Dystopian Films

Insurgent, the second film in the Divergent series based on the novels by Veronica Roth is killing it at the box office.

Miles from Tomorrowland Consult with John Spencer

The new Disney Junior series Miles From Tomorrowland premieres today and we spoke to outer space architect John Spencer, Executive Vice President and Chief Designer for Mars World Enterprises and Founder and President of the Space Tourism Society. The animated series Miles From Tomorrowland is the story of a little boy named Miles, who lives with his family in a biosphere in space while they explore the universe. The show features the voices of Mark Hamill, Will Wheaton, Cullen McCarthy, and Olivia Munn.

Scientist Spotlight: BLACKHAT Consultant Michael Panico

The cyber crime thriller Blackhat, directed by Michael Mann and starring Chris Hemsworth will hit theaters on Friday, January 16, 2015. The Science & Entertainment Exchange got a chance to talk to cyber security consultant Michael Panico, who worked on the film.

Scientist Spotlight: BLACKHAT Consultant Chris McKinley

Blackhat, the new film from director Michael Mann and starring Chris Hemsworth premieres Friday, January 16, 2015. The Science & Entertainment Exchange had a chance to chat with Chris McKinlay, computer scientist/hacking expert, who consulted on the film.

Scientist Spotlight: Terry Johnson

Gene therapy, biological warfare and cloning, oh my! The future has the possibility to be a wild and dangerous place. Thankfully Exchange consultant and bioengineering expert, Terry Johnson, is here to help walk you through the steps. See what he has to say about the future and most importantly, How to Defeat Your Own Clone!

Scientist Spotlight: Doris Zallen

After developing new human genetic tests in the 1980s, Dr. Doris Zallen was moved by the host of ethical issues that arose in the field of genetics. These moral dilemmas spurred Dr. Zallen to take a leap of faith and change careers. She has now spent more than two decades working in the field of bioethics and doing research on the ethics behind genetic testing. 

Scientist Spotlight: Chris Bojrab

The Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook depicts the life of a man living with bipolar disorder. Clinical psychiatrist Chris Bojrab, specializes in psychopharmacology, the use of medications as one of the treatments of psychiatric conditions. See what he thinks about the future of medicine, the big Oscar nod and why he still loves Star Trek

Scientist Spotlight: Steve Vance

Steve Vance is a skydiving, home beer brewing, planetary geophysicist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This week, he talks to us about his passions, hobbies and what it's like to be at the helm of exploratory missions to Mars and Europa!