Jun Ye Stars in Feature Film

Published: 08-22-2018
A scene from “The Most Unknown,” a documentary by Ian Cheney. JILA Fellow Jun Ye was one of nine scientists brought together to discuss research into deep philosophical questions.  Credit: Abramorama

JILA Jun Ye hit the big screen this summer as he debuted in the feature-length documentary, “The Most Unknown”.

“The Most Unknown” brings together nine scientists from across the globe, all of whom are using science to answer deep philosophical questions, such as how did life begin, and what is time? The scientists are brought together, (“blind-date style,” as the New Yorker’s review accurately describes it) to discuss how their work from various fields might overlap.  

According to a New York Times review, “‘The Most Unknown’ works best as inspiration to delve deeper into these disciplines, and as a celebration of science.”

The full 85-minute film was produced by Motherboard, Vice’s media tech-culture channel, and directed by Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney and advised by world-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog. The film was made possible by a grant from Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.

The film was first released on 18 May 2018 in only select U.S. theatres. As of August, the film is streaming on Netflix.

A live screening with special guests will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder on Monday, October 1st

Watch the trailer below:

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