Secrets of Superhero Science

I'm Barry Fitzgerald - Research Scientist at Delft University of Technology, Speaker, Scientific Communicator, and Author of "Secrets of Superhero Science" and "Secret Science of Santa Claus".

Click here to read about my journey to the "Secrets of Superhero Science".


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"Secret Science of Santa Claus" is out now!

How does Santa Claus travel around the world on Christmas Eve? Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus avoids rainfall and snowstorms? How far does Santa Claus travel on Christmas Eve?

Are you ready to unlock the Secret Science of Santa Claus?

Ireland Amazes for Science Week

This morning I was up bright and early. Just before 7 am. Due to my incredibly busy schedule it was the only time that I could grab a quick run. As I ran around Waterford City with the sunrise approaching, the reflected of light of Venus was obvious just above the cloudless horizon, reminding the […]

The Cross-Country Science Week Tour continues

At this very moment I'm sitting in a hotel bar in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan awaiting the arrival of my sustenance for the evening. The last two days have been for the majority spent on the road, listening to my specially prepared Spotify Science Week playlist. And yes there are some superhero musical scores in there […]

Superheroes and a boxing ring on Chapel Lane

Yesterday my Science Week adventure got kick-started with a talk at the Ennis Community Centre with one of the most unique aspects of the talk being the venue. First, it was a little cold in there but given that I was jumping around during the presentation I didn't really feel it. Second, there was a […]

Great article on #nextlevel #superhero #scicomm by @BWScienceNow: Using #Hawkeye from the #Avengers @Marvel to communicate on the eye cc @Renner4Real

Delighted to be part of the Mountain to the Sea book festival this March in Dublin. #Superheroes and #Science are on the way to @mountainstosea.

Later this month I'll be speaking as part of the #StudioErasmus program in #Rotterdam at Rotterdamse Schouwburg about #Superheroes in film. Further details from:

We spoke to Stijn Konings, an internist-nephrologist, about all the benefits biosensors can bring in healthcare and how a biosensor for the antibiotic vancomycin could be useful. Read his personal story on our website!

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