Author Appearance: James Kakalios

Northeastern University’s College of Science in Boston, MA will present a lecture by Profesor James Kakalios of the University of Minnesota, The Physics of Superheroes, on February 26th at 2:00pm. According to

In The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition, Professor James Kakalios explains in a fun and accessible manner a broad range of physics, from Isaac Newton to the transistor — but there’s not an inclined plane or pulley in sight! Rather, all of the examples come from superhero comic books and in particular, those cases where the superheroes get their physics right!

Inside you’ll discover the real science behind Krypton’s explosion, learn why Spider-Man’s webbing couldn’t save his girlfriend’s life, and see solid-state physics at work in Iron Man’s armor!

In this totally revised and updated second edition, Aquaman explains fluid mechanics, the Human Top and Whirlwind teach angular momentum, Watchmen’s Nite Owl elucidates conservation of energy, and the entire Justice League and the Avengers explain materials science!

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