Barry W. Fitzgerald is BW Science.

“Always think super – nothing is impossible!”

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What I Do

Science Talks and Workshops.

Engaging, interactive, and inspiring talks, keynotes and workshops covering a wide range of scientific topics.

Event Moderator.

Do you need a professional, articulate, and native English-speaker as a moderator for your next offline or online event?

Speaker Trainer.

I provide various speaker training programs, workshops, and courses that can elevate your speaking and presentation abilities to the next level.


Are you looking for a popular science article, short story, or commentary for the next issue of your magazine of website?


I have self-published a number of popular science books based on superheroes, Santa Claus, and science. It all started with “Secrets of Superhero Science”.

YouTuber and Podcaster.

Find out more about my YouTube channel “The Superhero Scientist” and my podcast “Secrets of Superhero Science”.


Barry’s talks on superhero science are hugely entertaining and inspiring. His enthusiasm is there for all to see!

Jelke te Loeke
Advisor in Marketing/ Communication, Nedap Healthcare

Barry’s presentation and communication skills, along with his engaging topics, made for fun, interactive and energy-packed talks.

Trina Coyne
Kildare Libraries

Barry is a super-inspring and enthusiastic speaker, which is quite likely his superpower.

Bernie Quilligan
University of Limerick, Ireland

Barry has an enthusiasm that brings science to life with just the right balance of education and fun, and his communications skills are exemplary.

Jackie Gorman
CEO Midlands Science (Ireland)

When working with Barry, you are assured of a professional service. He can deliver talks both online and in-person, and his talks are engaging and inspiring!

Patricia O’Sullivan
Enterprise & Community Engagement Manager, Mary Immaculate College

Barry Fitzgerald injected so much energy and excitement into our science week at BSL.

Teacher at
The British School of Lisbon (BSL)

As a keynote speaker, Barry Fitzgerald was our superhero at the LaFutura 2018 global event in Shanghai.

Nils Müller

Barry has an amazing ability to capture the imaginations of students through his enthusiastic and engaging talks on superheroes and science!

Secondary School Teacher
St Brigid's College, Loughrea


In June 2019, I was the opening speak at TEDx Berlin where I spoke about "Being a Responsible Superhero"
Check out my presentation at Universiteit van Nederland where I answered the question: "Are superhero gadgets our future lifesavers?"
Be sure to check out my YouTube channel "The Superhero Scientist" where I talk about superheroes, science, and lots more besides.

My Story

After completing a degree in Applied Physics and a PhD in Computational Physics at the University of Limerick (Ireland), Barry moved to the Netherlands to continue his career in scientific research. And it is in the Netherlands where his adventures in scientific communication began!

Barry has given talks at companies such as TEDx Berlin, GECAS, DEMCON and Nedap Healthcare, schools, universities, and events such as Dutch Comic Con, La Futura Shanghai 2018, the Galway International Arts Festival, and as part of Science Week in Ireland

Get in touch!

When I saw the poster for #ThorLoveAndThunder I immediately thought of the poster for #MastersoftheUniverse. Logo, position of He-Man and Thor, and even the placement of Skeletor and Gorr all more or less the same. Copy and paste? Or just subtle inspiration?



This Saturday evening, I'm speaking at Museumnacht Leiden about how #superheroes may be influencing innovation in #lifesciences. Experience a super-Saturday evening with a difference.

(Photo: Alf Harvey)

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Really enjoyed hosting and moderating the @TUePDA postdoc paper pitching competition last week. Congrats to the winners Stein Stoter, @feirantje, and Tim Hogervorst, and of course all of the other researchers for taking part. #scicomm

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