The Science Behind ‘Interstellar’

National Science Week Celebrations
Sacred Heart College was privileged to have the opportunity to host a presentation by Chief Scientist, Oliver James, as part of National Science Week Celebrations.  Oliver studied Physics at Oxford University, graduated with a First Class Honours degree and joined Double Negative as a Research and Development Supervisor in 2004.  Since this time, he has been involved in developing high-end technology to realise some of the most demanding visual effects in film. His visual effects biography includes:  Interstellar, Rush, Les Miserables, Inception, Iron Man 2, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Quantum of Solace, The Dark Knight and Batman Begins, just to name a few. 

Oliver gave students an insight into his work in a presentation held during school time, and then delivered a public lecture to the Kyneton community that was attended by students and families from all over the Macedon Ranges.  Sacred Heart College Science Leaders Ruth Hughes, Regan Kelly and Pat Nicholls did a fantastic job in their roles on the night.  It was amazing to hear how much time it takes to create the visual effects in movies to make them as scientifically accurate as possible.  We thank Oliver for coming out to our College, along with Carly Siebentritt from CSIRO and ANU, for making his visit possible.