This Summative Elective course seeks to build a bridge between the artistic aesthetics in Cinema and the scientific rigor of naturally plausible phenomena. In doing so, and through analyses of scientific foundations of scenarios portrayed in different genres of cinema, including but not limited to sci-fi and superhero, students will be exposed to a wide range of topics in classical and modern physics, in material science, and in 21st century technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Information. (Formerly Titled Physics of Superheroes)
This asynchronous class follows a syllabus with assignments but has no specific meeting times.
Dr. Hossein Alizadeh holds a PhD in physics. He has taught courses on cosmology, physics of music and physics in art at MassArt.