By: Mar. 18, 2015
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For its all-new second monthly episode, Science GOES TO THE MOVIES deconstructs the Science in The Imitation Game and Into The Woods. Co-hosts Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin are joined by cryptologist Rosario Gennaro, of The City College/CUNY and the Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software (CAISS), for a lively and informative discussion about scientist Alan Turing and the early days of computer science, as well as pattern recognition in the music of Stephen Sondheim and popular songs.

Produced by City University of New York Television (CUNY TV) in association with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the newest edition of Science GOES TO THE MOVIES premieres in the New York metro area Friday, March 20 (2015) at 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM on CUNY TV* and is archived for viewing anywhere anytime at

Co-host Faith Salie is a Rhodes Scholar and an astute and spirited presence on CBS MORNING NEWS and public radio (NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and PRI's Fair Game with Faith Salie). A graduate of Oxford University, co-host Dr. Heather Berlin is an American neuroscientist and an assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Science GOES TO THE MOVIES premiered last month with a look at brain hallucinations in Birdman, black holes and gravity in Interstellar, and the nature of time in The Theory of Everything.

* The program will be repeated Saturday 3/21 at 4pm; Sunday 3/22 at 5pm; Tuesday 3/24 at 8am, 2pm, 8pm; Wednesday 3/25 at 12pm and 11:30pm; Friday 3/27 at 10:30am, 3:30pm; Wednesday 4/1 at 12pm; and Thursday 4/9 at 10:30pm. CUNY TV is broadcast in the New York metro area on digital Ch. 25.3 and is cablecast in THE FIVE boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner and Optimum/Cablevision Brooklyn), Ch. 77 (RCN Cable) and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS).

Pictured: Dr. Heather Berlin, Faith Salie and Rosario Gennaro. Photo courtesy Science Goes to the Movies / CUNY TV.


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