Nico Yunes, Project Organizer

Montana State University Physics

Neil Cornish, Co-Organizer

Montana State University Physics

Joey Shapiro Key, Co-Organizer

Montana Space Grant Consortium

Film Team

Dennis Aig

Montana State University Film and Photography

Scott Chestnut

Cinematography and Editor

Jim Menkol

Montana State University Film and Photography

Mike Suarez

Montana State University Film and Photography

Logan Triplett

Helio Collective Cinematography

Art Team

Jessica Jellison

Montana State University Architecture

Sara Mast

Montana State University Art

Chris O'Leary

University of California Los Angeles Design Media Arts

Charles Kankelborg

Montana State University Physics

Cindy Stillwell

Montana State University Film and Photography

Tom Watson

Montana State University Film and Photography

Music Team

Jason Bolte

Montana State University School of Music

Ira Mowitz


Tobin Stewart

Montana State University School of Music

Greg Young

Montana State University School of Music

Education Team

Jamie Cornish

Montana State University Extended University

Virginia Price

Montana State University Physics

Jessica Raley

Montana State University College of Letters and Science and Gallatin College

Michael Reidy

Montana State University History

External Advisers and Speakers

Stephon Alexander

Dartmouth College Physics

S. James Gates

University of Maryland Physics

David Kaiser

Massachusettes Institute of Technology Physics

Lawrence Krauss

Arizona State University Physics

Lisa Randall

Harvard University Physics

Bernard Schutz

Albert Einstein Institute

David Spergel

Princeton University Physics

Theatre and Media Team

Terry Beaubois

Montana State University Creative Research Lab

Evelyn Boswell

Montana State University Communications

Tom Calcagni

Montana State University Communications

Catherine Courtenaye

Graphic Design

Ron Lambert

Montana State University Communications

Vanessa Naive

Montana State University Film and Photography

Amy Ragsdale

Headwaters Dance Company, Missoula

Jody Sanford

Montana State University College of Letters and Science


The Celebrating Einstein team would like to thank the following contributors:


  • NASA MSGC Education Enhancement Grant, PI Yunes
  • NSF Physics Grant, PI Yunes
  • MSU Teaching and Learning Committee Innovative Instructional Grant, PI Mast
  • MSU Arts and Architecture Block Grant, PIs Aig, Bolte, Jellison, Mast, Stewart, Stillwell, Watson, Young

Montana State University

  • Waded Cruzado, President
  • President's Fine Arts Series
  • Martha Potvin, Provost
  • Tom McCoy, Vice President for Research
  • Nicol Rae, Dean of the College of Letters and Science
  • Robert Marley, Dean of the College of Engineering
  • Nancy Cornwell and Joe Fedock, Dean and former Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Architecture
  • Richard Smith, Physics Department Chair
  • Michael Reidy, History & Philosophy Department
  • Tom Calcagni, University Communications
  • Kim Obbink, Extended University

Other Funding and Support

  • Helio Collective
  • Montana NSF EPSCoR
  • Wild Joe's Coffee Spot
  • Bozeman Public Library

Additional thanks to:

  • Robert Arnold, MSU Film and Photography
  • Manuela Campanelli, Hans-Peter Bischoff and the RIT Gravity Group
  • Colette Campbell, MSU Film and Photography
  • Joan Centrella and the NASA-Goddard Group
  • Katerina Chatziioanou, MSU Physics graduate student
  • Simone Cordery-Cotter, MSU Film and Photography
  • The Country Bookshelf
  • Steve Drasco
  • Marc Favata
  • Brian Frankish
  • J.P, Gabriel, Filmlites Montana
  • Craig Hogan
  • Scott Hughes and the MIT Gravity Group
  • Kathy Jahnke, Shakespeare in the Parks
  • Casey Kanode
  • Pablo Laguna and the GeorgiaTech Gravity Group
  • David Larson
  • Montana State University Gravity Group
  • Chris Murphy, Helio Collective
  • Frans Pretorius and the Princeton Gravity Group
  • Thomas Prince
  • Tony Purpura, MSU Film and Photgraphy
  • Luciano Rezzolla, Ian Hinder, Simon Barke and the Albert Einstein Institute Gravity Group
  • Laura Sampson, Physics graduate student
  • Jody Sanford, Communications Specialist for the College of Letters and Science
  • Marc Scheel and the Caltech Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Group
  • Stu Shapiro and the UIUC Theoretical Astrophysics Group
  • Wade Sisler, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Uli Sperhake and the Cambridge University Gravity Group
  • David Stark of Bitterroot Gymnastics-Missoula
  • Suzi Taylor, Assistant Director of Outreach and Communications for Extended University
  • TERRA: The Nature of Our World
  • Douglas Trumbull
  • Michele Vallisneri and the Gravitational Wave Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Tom Watson, MSU Film and Photography
  • Scott Wiessinger, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Mike Weix, Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture staff
  • Richard Yuricich