Kip Thorne Talks Traveling Through Wormholes in Interstellar Featurette
Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne lent his considerable expertise to the theories behind the upcoming Interstellar.
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In the video, director Christopher Nolan says, "The best movies of any genre have a clearly defined rule set. We have the rule set of the narrative, but in this case, we also had a rule set defined by Kip Thorne."
Thorne explained his process for consulting on the film: "I worked out the equations that would enable tracing of light rays as they traveled through a wormhole or around a black hole... What you see [in the film] is based on Einstein's general relativity equations." His equations can be seen on a blackboard in the video, although they'll look like pure gibberish to anyone who's not a physicist. (At one point the title at the top of the blackboard is "Gravity in 485 Dimensions." No joke.)
Interstellar comes out on film on November 5, and everywhere on November 7.