The PhD Movie 2 film screening will take place on Thursday, October 15, 6 pm in 26-100. The PhD Movie 2 looks at themes of competition in research, overcoming writer’s block, and finding your voice. Those of you who are fans of the comic are in for a rare treat – Jorge Cham will be with us for the screening and there will be a live Q&A with him following the movie. Please pre-register for this event here. This event is open to MIT only.
Film synopsis: Winston is now an integral part of Prof. Smith’s Lab. However, the current economic situation has put the lab in peril as research funding levels are at an all-time low. The group must travel to an important academic conference and square off against a rival research group as they compete for results and grant money. Meanwhile, Cecilia’s advisor declares he is going on sabbatical, which means she has to finish writing her thesis or be stuck in grad school another year.