The Theory Of Everything

Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables, FL


Dr. Neil Johnson

Professor, Department of Physics, University of Miami

The Theory of Everything— Why "A Theory of Everything"?

A discussion of the universe and how it was formed along the way, as well as on the gap between science and art, making Hawking's theories accessible, illuminating the beauty and complexity of physics, and investigating the infinite possibilities of science

Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables, FL

Film Synopsis

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease and is given just two years to live. Despite this—and with Jane at his side—he begins an ambitious study of time. As his body continues to deteriorate, Stephen and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine. Adapted from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, the film earned Eddie Redmayne an Oscar for Best Actor.

About the Speaker

Dr. Neil Johnson is a professor of physics notable for his work in complexity theory and complex systems, spanning quantum information, econophysics, and condensed matter physics. He is also notable for his book Financial Market Complexity published by Oxford University Press, and for his research in insurgent and fourth generation warfare. Prior to coming to the University of Miami in 2007, Dr. Johnson was a professor of physics at Oxford University, having joined the faculty in 1992. He did his BA and MA at Cambridge University, and his PhD at Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar.