July 27, 2023

Behind the Scenes of ‘Oppenheimer’

by Science Vs

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Today we're going behind the scenes of Christopher Nolan's blockbuster film “Oppenheimer.” Professor David Saltzberg, one of the scientists who consulted on the movie (also “The Big Bang Theory”), joins us to chat about the science behind the movie. We also giggle about working with actors like Cillian Murphy to explain complicated science, and what the film got … maybe a little … wrong.

Find our transcript here: https://bit.ly/ScienceVsOppenheimer 

In this episode, we cover:

(00:00) Meet David Saltzberg

(04:09) Science and ‘The Big Bang Theory’

(07:55) Science and ‘Oppenheimer’

(17:22) Talking science with Cillian Murphy

This episode was produced by Joel Werner and Wendy Zukerman with help from Rose Rimler, Nick DelRose and Michelle Dang. Editing by Blythe Terrell. Mix and sound design by Bobby Lord. Music by Bobby Lord, Peter Leonard and So Wylie. Special thanks to Rima Morris and Lindsay Farber.

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