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To celebrate Pi Day on March 14, the College of Science and OSU Math Club invites science students for a FREE night at the movies to see The Imitation Game at the Carmike Theatreson Thursday March 12 at 4 pm.

This award-winning film celebrates the life and accomplishments of English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II.  Click here to watch a clip of the movie.

To get your free ticket, simply be one of the first 50 students to “Like” the Imitation Game Movie Event on our Facebook page. We will email you a confirmation. Then meet us at the Carmike Theatre at 750 NE Circle Blvd. in Corvallis at 3:30 pm March 12 to claim your ticket.

After the movie, the OSU Math Club will host a lively student-led roundtable discussion to explore this reflective film. Enjoy free pizza and engaging conversation in the Math Learning Center, Kidder Hall, room 108 from 6:30 – 8 pm.

The father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing also a gay man who suffered persecution at the hands of the British government and the nation he served heroically during WWII. The film and Turing’s life present diverse topics for a stimulating conversation, such as: 

  • Discrimination of all forms within the general public and in STEM fields
  • The role of government in protecting these groups and providing equal opportunities
  • How a diversity of perspectives allow problems to be solved from different angles
  • The impact Turing's ideas have had on modern technology
  • The basic mathematics/science behind Turing's Bombe
  • Society's positive and negative attitudes towards new technological innovations
  • Fears of how science and technology can be used aggressively, for example in  wartime, through cyber-hacking of national security or in defense against those things. 

 

EVENT Summary 

Movie:  The Imitation Game

March 12, 4 pm

Carmike Theatre, 750 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330

Free tickets to first 50 students who “Like” our Facebook post. Tickets distributed at Carmike at 3:30 pm.

 

Roundtable discussion with FREE pizza

March 12, 6:30 – 8 pm

Math Learning Center, Kidder Hall, room 108.

All are welcome.

Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015