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".

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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?

Avengers Infinity War is Coming

At this very moment in time, I am sitting in my hotel in Seattle about to set out and explore the city. I arrived here yesterday afternoon after a two-day roadtrip from San Francisco via the beautiful coast of the state of Oregon. In the middle of my roadtrip the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity […]

A Superhero Year Ahead: Starting with Black Panther

It's been a while since I added to post to the site. Sorry for the delay, it's been a hectic start to 2018. This year will see a number of superhero films released starting with next week's Black Panther film. I've got my ticket, have you? Already this year I've spoken at the International Film […]

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 […]

Only seen #AvengersInfinityWar five times so far. With the digital and Blu-ray release imminent I'll be watching it plenty of times over the next few weeks. #superheroes #marvel

I'm off to Paris on Thursday to give an invited talk at #LivingMachines2018 about #Superheroes, #Science, #Outreach and #Scicomm. Program looks excellent and looking forward to seeing Paris for the first time too.

If you get a chance, check out this piece on the potential for exoskeleton prosthetics and ethical exoskeletons. Great stuff @NoelSharkey @RespRobotics @aimeevanrobot

Actual Shot of #GiantMan and #theWasp in Los Angeles. Might not be to scale. Just the two weeks to go to #AntManandTheWasp

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