The Physics of Superheroes: East Midlands Feature Physics Talk

James Kakalios, professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota and author of the book The Physics of Superheroes.

In James’s book, he explores the basic laws of physics, focusing on examples of comic book scenes that can be used to understand the diverse laws of physics from an unusual angle, such as Gwen Stacy's death and Ant-Man's ability to punch his way out of a paper bag. James relates these elements of comic books to principles of physics, such as levers and torque, and in this way covers diverse topics, from mechanics to the quantum world.

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IOP East Midlands Branch
20 May 2021 19:00 to 20:30
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