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Video: SFI's Gell-Mann on how 'Groundhog Day' is like a science experiment

July 10, 2012 9:54 a.m.

In the final installment of the 2012 SFI-CCA "Science of Screen" series in Santa Fe on May 17, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and co-founder of the Santa Fe Institute joined screenwriter Danny Rubin to give the comedy classic "Groundhog Day" a novel spin: Can Bill Murray help us understand the essence of scientific practice?

Watch the event trailer (4 minutes)

Watch all of Gell-Mann's and Rubin's remarks (30 minutes)

"Groundhog Day with Murray Gell-Mann" was generously sponsored by Ringo and the Tanoroadgang.

The "Science On Screen" series in Santa Fe is a joint collaboration of the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and the Santa Fe Institute. During each event, visionaries from SFI presented some of their favorite films, offering eye-opening perspectives from their own research and the world of science. It's an idea-rich spin on the movies. Read the article about the Science On Screen series in the Santa Fe New Mexican (March 7, 2012)

Past screenings:

WarGames with Simon DeDeo, March 8. Sponsored by Diana MacArthur. 

Listen to an interview with SFI Omidyar Fellow Simon DeDeo, SFI's Valerie Wilson, and CCA Director Jason Silverman on KSFR's Santa Fe Radio Cafe (March 7, 2012) or read the SantaFe.com review (March 12, 2012)

Blade Runner with Nathan Collins, March 29. Sponsored by Global Ecotechnics. 

Listen to an interview with Omidyar Fellow Alumnus Nathan Collins on KSFR's Santa Fe Radio Cafe (14 minutes, March 29, 2012)

Future Cities with Geoffrey West, April 26. Sponsored by the Livingry Foundation.

Read the Santa Fe New Mexican article about West's talk (April 24, 2012)

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