Science on the Screen

SCIENCE ON THE SCREEN presents popular culture films and documentaries depicting themes related to science, technology, math and engineering, followed by short talks and conversations with leading experts from the University of Chicago and special guests. The purpose of the series is to inform and engage people about the science of everyday living, from health and climate change to cosmological breakthroughs that change our understanding of the world around us. 

Film selections are based on the strength of the story and appeal of scientific concepts presented in the film. The series is sponsored by The University of Chicago’s Office of Research, Innovation and National Laboratories.

For more information, or if you would like to submit an idea for a future event, please contact Rhianna Wisniewski at

Office of Research, Innovation and National Laboratories

The Office of Research, Innovation and National Laboratories (RINL) provides comprehensive support, guidance and resources to help our researchers advance their work, including connections to world-leading researchers and facilities at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Giant Magellan Telescope project.