Compelling films paired with lively talks by experts in science, technology and medicine.
Each film is a jumping off point for discussion by a compelling speaker, offering opportunities to explore and think about science in new ways. The perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment!
Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget using sabermetrics. Dr. Ben Baumer, Statistical and Data Sciences Program, Smith College, and Statistical Analyst for New York Mets 2004 - 2012, discusses what sabermetrics is and how it is used by Major Leage Baseball teams.