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NCSA hosts free screening of ‘Seeing the Beginning of Time’

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The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Following the film, a group of panelists will be leading a discussion.

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Following the film, a group of panelists will be leading a discussion.

Patrick Li

Patrick Li

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Following the film, a group of panelists will be leading a discussion.

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications, or NCSA, will be hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a panel discussion from researchers and visualization artists.

The film was co-produced by Thomas Lucas Productions and the NCSA at the University. The film is 50 minutes long and was produced as part of a National Science Foundation supported project called CADENS, or Centrality of Advanced Digitally Enabled Science.

Director of NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory, Donna Cox, leads the CADENS project as a means to raise public awareness about computational scientific discovery.

“Seeing the Beginning of Time” is said by the NCSA to take viewers “on a visually-compelling journey through deep space and time.”

It follows Felipe Menanteau – a NCSA Research Scientist and Astronomy Research Professor – and his colleagues from the Dark Energy Survey, or DES. This is an international collaboration which is focused on documenting the expansion of the universe.

Seats for this event are limited, so people are encouraged to RSVP in order to receive a free ticket to the screening.

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