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”.


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

Nils Müller

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)

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

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


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!

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    There's news items, a blog, videos, and info on my books. And there's info on how to book me for a science talk at your school, science festival, company event, or other public event.

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    Next week it's #SummerSolstice, longest day of the year for many countries in the Northern Hemisphere. But in the Arctic Circle, some parts never experience night in days with the Midnight Sun. Check out my 🎅-themed video on the Midnight Sun👇


    Congrats to Matthew Dennis (@mtwjmsdns) on winning the first edition of the @TUePDA Postdoc paper pitch competition! I certainly learned a lot from all the pitches! Great job by @MariaPastrama on hosting the event too!

    @ICMStue @TUe_EIRES @TUeEAISI @TUeindhoven

    Mr. Glass (Elijah Price) has osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)🦴. But what is OI? How does it affect someone with the condition? How could it be treated? Check out my latest #YouTube video for some answers 👇


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