Bill  Teds  Excellent  Adventure

Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR


Dr. James J. Butler

Director of Undergraduate Research, Professor, Physics Department, Pacific University


Dr. Todd Duncan

Director, Science Integration Institute; Physics Instructor, Portland Community College

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure— Einstein's Excellent Adventure: The Physics of Time Travel

Dr. Butler and Dr. Duncan led a discussion on the physics of time travel. 

Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR

Film Synopsis

Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

With only a few days left before their high school graduation, two most excellent dudes, Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Keanu Reeves) and Ted "Theodore" Logan (Alex Winter), are on the verge of flunking history. Unless they can ace their final history report, Ted's dad will pack him off to a military academy in Alaska, meaning their band, The Wyld Stallyns, will come to a heinous end. Luckily for these wanna-be rock stars, a guardian angel from the future, Rufus (George Carlin), comes to them with a bodacious solution: a time-traversing phone booth in which they travel back to the past and round up personages of historical significance who can help them stage a most triumphant oral report.

About the Speaker

Dr. James Butler is the director of undergraduate research and a professor in the Physics Department at Pacific University.

Dr. Todd Duncan is the director of the Science Integration Institute, and a physics instructor at Portland Community College.