L’Impossible Monsieur Bébé (Howard Hawks, 1938)

Cinema and Science Series

Invited Scientists
Ricardo Díez Muiño
DIPC, Ikerbasque
Cinema Le Select, Saint Jean de Luz
DIPC, Basque Film Archive, San Sebastian International Film Festival
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L’Impossible Monsieur Bébé (Howard Hawks, 1938)
Still from the film.

Palaeontologist David Huxley must make a good impression on society matron Mrs. Random, who is considering donating one million dollars to his museum. On the day before his wedding, Huxley meets Mrs. Random’s high-spirited young niece, Susan Vance, a madcap adventuress who immediately falls for the straitlaced scientist.

First Ricardo Díez Muiño will give a brief presentation and after the screening there will be a question and answer session.

(Version: English, Subtitles: French, Presentation: French)


About the speaker


Ricardo Diez Muiño is Ikerbasque Professor and since 2013, the Director of the Donostia International Physics Centre (DIPC). He was also Deputy Director between 2005 and 2011 and Director between 2011 and 2015 at the Materials Physics Centre (CFM). He graduated with a degree in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1991 and with a PhD in Physics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 1996. He has worked at the University of Bordeaux and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. His main field of specialisation is the theoretical physics of condensed matter and in particular electronic dynamics in solids, surfaces and nanostructures. He has published more than 120 scientific articles, including contributions to journals such as Science, Nature and Physical Review Letters, in addition to being coauthor of one book and co-editor of another.