Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination Presents:

'The Andromeda Strain'

Discussants are:

Ethan Bier, UC San Diego, Biology

Kit Pogliano, UC San Diego, Biology

Victor Nizet, UC San Diego, Pediatrics and Pharmacy

25 September 2014

Doors open at 5:40 PM. Discussion begins at 6PM, followed by the film screening

Qualcomm Institute Atkinson Hall Auditorium
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

The Andromeda Strain (1971), directed by Robert Wise and based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel of the same name. Discussion prior to screening with guest speakers Ethan Bier (UC San Diego, Biology), Kit Pogliano (UC San Diego, Biology), and Victor Nizet (UC San Diego, Pediatrics and Pharmacy).

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The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for admission at:

This event is possible through the support by UC San Diego, ViaSat, and the Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation



"The Andromeda Strain"

1971. Sci-Fi | Thriller, 131 min, USA
Director: Robert Wise
Writers: Michael Crichton (novel), Nelson Gidding (screenplay)
Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne

A group of scientists investigates a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Related Links:

Ethan Bier, PhD
UC San Diego Biological Science

Kit J. Pogliano, PhD
UC San Diego Biological Science

Victor F. Nizet
Professor SOM/SSPS
UC San Diego Pediatrics and Pharmacy

The Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation


Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation

Sheldon Brown
UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts
The Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination
Site Director
NSF Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR)
Co-Pl and Artist-in-Residence of Calit2

Images from "The Andromeda Strain" (1971).


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