Assistive Technologies


2hrs 30mins
Directed by
Christopher Nolan
John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh

Christopher Nolan’s time-bending thriller will be given the Science on Screen treatment by Harvard physicist Dr. Jacob Barandes, who will provide an overview of entropy and the nature of time.

A secret agent (John David Washington) is given a single word as his weapon and sent to prevent the onset of World War III. He must travel through time, win the trust of the estranged wife of a Russian oligarch, exchange witty banter with a fellow spy (Robert Pattinson), and bend the laws of nature in order to be successful in his mission. Featuring some of the most stunning action sequences in recent cinema, Tenet demands to be seen on the big screen, and the Coolidge is thrilled to be presenting it on 35mm.

About the Speaker

Jacob Barandes is a theoretical physicist and philosopher of science at Harvard University. He did his undergraduate work at Columbia University in physics and mathematics, and then completed his PhD in theoretical physics at Harvard. Dr. Barandes currently serves as Lecturer and Co-Director of Graduate Studies for the physics PhD program at Harvard, where he teaches courses on the fundamentals of theoretical physics, classical electromagnetism, general relativity, and the history and philosophy of quantum mechanics. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Harvard Black Hole Initiative. His research publications span the foundations of quantum theory, philosophy of science, and quantum field theory. Dr. Barandes also organizes an international workshop series on physics and philosophy.

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