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?

Summer is over but Autumn will be Super

After a heatwave that never seemed like it would or want to end, autumn is on the way with falling leaves and torrential showers forecast. Well that's what I'm expecting in the Netherlands in any case. The impending arrival of autumn also signals a busy few months ahead with events in the Netherlands, China, the UK, […]

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 […]

Get ready to enrol in #BingeWatchAcademy #SuperheroScience!

I'm super excited to be organising and hosting this @sgdelft talk series at @TUDelft. First talk is on March 14th on the #TUDelft campus.

Stay tuned for more details!

#STEM #openscience #scicomm #superheroes #science

In April I'll be doing my #superhero thing as part of the Imagine Film Festival at the Eye in Amsterdam. @ImagineAFFF asked me a few questions about my superhero interests and what to expect from my superhero talk. #scicomm #marvel #films #Amsterdam

It was a great to speak as part of the program for the @LmkFestScience during #ScienceWeek 2018. Check out this highlights reel showing a summary of the events. I'm in there at about 15 seconds into the clip. @ScienceWeek #Superheroes #STEM #scicomm

Got the confirmation this afternoon - I'll be competing in the #Brompton World Championship in London in August this year. Exciting times! @BromptonBicycle #BWC2019

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