“The Man from the Nine Dimensions” — a dramatized documentary on the Theory of Everything that puts viewers on the trail of a shadowy and mysterious figure known only as ToE — will be screened at Athens’ Digital Planetarium for one night only this coming Tuesday, December 20.
The documentary is an impressive digital production developed by Miraikan, Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, and has already won the prestigious “Best Educational Production” award at the 2016 International Planetarium Society (IPS) Fulldome Festival held in Brno, Czech Republic, as well as the “Best Practice” award from Japan’s Advanced Imaging Society.
The documentary draws audiences to explore some of the most complex and deepest questions that lie at the heart of physics, concerning the nature of the universe and reality, and its search to explain matter and fundamental forces in a single and comprehensive “Theory of Everything.”
“The Man from the Nine Dimensions” combines live action scenes and impressive graphics with the latest techniques for visually rendering scientific data in order to induct viewers into the world of theoretical physics, vibrating “strings” and hidden dimensions in a lively and engaging way.
The visual imagery demonstrating the theories uses the most cutting-edge cosmological simulation of galaxy formation, the Illustris Project, developed by a team of scientists at Harvard, MIT and Cambridge.
There will be two projections on Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., while entry is free of charge.
Entry tickets are required, however, and are available at the Planetarium ticket offices from 6 p.m. on Tuesday until available seats run out. Recommended for children aged 10 years and above, as well as adults.