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Professor Sheldon Brown mentioned in

Series of Science Fiction Movies Launched on Campus to Help Reignite Public’s Interest in Science

Film showings paired with opportunity to meet noteworthy scientists who will explain the science behind the science fiction to high school students, community

By Kim McDonald for the UC San Diego News Center on May 15, 2014

“The purpose is to bring San Diego students to campus to have fun watching a science fiction movie and then to understand the science behind the science fiction,” said Bill McGinnis, dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, who partnered with Sheldon Brown, director of the Arthur C. Clark Center for Human Imagination and a professor of visual arts, to initiate the innovative campus outreach program. “We’ll have scientists explain the real science that underlies these movies. While some of the science fiction is fiction, some of it is science.”

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The Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation


SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)

Jill Tatter
SETI Trustee

David Brin

Bill McGinnis
Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences
UC San Diego

Professor Sheldon Brown

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