Cinema Physics


Start Date



First mtg, July 8, 5-8pm, ZOOM–

End Date


Meeting Day



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 is an online class. There will be a single live ZOOM meeting on Thursday, July 8th, 5pm – 8pm. For the remaining class sessions students will retrieve and complete their classwork using Moodle. Instructions for accessing MassArt’s technology services will be sent to all registered students.

This class is fully enrolled.

Dr. Hossein Alizadeh

Dr. Hossein Alizadeh holds a PhD in physics. He has taught courses on cosmology, physics of music and physics in art at MassArt.