Milwaukee Film Milwaukee, WI


Joseph Swiggum

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Primer— Spacetime warp: Gravitational waves the size of galaxies

Let's do the timewarp again! Measuring the passage of time depends on the circumstances in which the measurement is made. A clock in motion is observed to tick more slowly than another at rest; clocks in strong gravitational fields also run slow. In this talk, physicist Joseph Swiggum delves into the fascinating topic of spacetime and how detecting gravitational waves helps us understand the way galaxies form, interact, and evolve.

Milwaukee Film Milwaukee, WI

Film Synopsis

Four friends and fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Two friends (Shane Carruth, David Sullivan) invent a form of time travel, and though they think they are being smart about using it, within just five days, selfishness and shortsightedness lead them to create so many overlapping timelines that they lose control of themselves, their friendship, and the technology.