The Uncanny Physics of Superhero Comic Books

Maths & Physics News

a public lecture by

Professor James Kakalios

(The University of Minnesota, USA)

Thursday, 7th of September 2017,

6:00 pm

Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre, Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus, University of Lincoln

Book a place

In 2001 I created a Freshman Seminar class at the University of Minnesota entitled: “Everything I Know About Science I Learned from Reading Comic Books.” This is a real physics class, that covers topics from Isaac Newton to the transistor, but there’s not an inclined plane or pulley in sight.  Rather, ALL the examples come from superhero comic books, and as much as possible, those cases where the superheroes get their physics right!

This class drew a great deal of media attention in 2002 with the release of the first Spider-Man film, and led to my writing a popular science book THE PHYSICS OF SUPERHEROES. My talk will show how superhero comic books can be used…

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About Marco Pinna

Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UK

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