June 25, 2018

Biopic of Indian Math Genius to Wrap Up Tull Family Theater’s Science on Screen® Series

WHAT: The final STEM event in The Tull Family Theater’s inaugural Science on Screen® series, which has matched film topics with expert speakers.

Speaker: Clues and possible answers to some of life’s big questions may lie in the very smallest of particles. Quantum Physicist Harsh Mathur will share cutting-edge information and provide fascinating background and history before the film screening.

About Dr. Mathur:

  • Professor of Quantum Physics, Case Western Reserve University
  • Research focuses on phenomena in matter, particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology
  • Worked at Bell Laboratories and the Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Grew up and completed undergraduate studies in India; earned advanced degrees at Yale University.

Film:  The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, follows the life and struggles of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a native of India during its colonial era, and his friendship with British academic G.H. Hardy. 

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, June 28; speaker for 20 minutes before film

WHERE: The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA  15143

HOW:  An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which supports Science on Screen at 37 cinemas nationwide

The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen® series has enhanced film and scientific literacy with this popular program, which launched at the Coolidge in 2005. In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its pioneering nationwide film program, the Coolidge has expanded Science on Screen to dozens of cinemas nationwide, reaching a wide, non-specialized audience. Scienceonscreen.org

The Tull Family Theatera 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse revenue streams from private, public, corporate and foundation funding, the theater counts the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 600 individuals and its patrons among its donors. Their support helps to sustain and expand programming at an independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space. TheTullFamilyTheater.org

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman, Karen@thetullfamilytheater.org, cell 412.671.1456