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?

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 […]

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 […]
Next Event
23/03/2018 10.00am
Secrets of Superhero Science at the Mountain to Sea Book Festival
I'll be speaking as part of the program for the 23rd Junior Film Fleadh which is taking place in Galway from November 8th to November 11th. Before the screening of X-Men from 2000 I'll be giving a brief introduction to the film and what to expect. Afterwards I'll then give a short lecture on the […]
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#superheroes and #science #SecretsofSuperHeroScience on @DublinSthLocal
on @DublinSouthFM @PavilionTheatre @dlrLexIcon

Win pair TIX for @mountainstosea festival shows from @DublinSthLocal @DublinSouthFM. Like & Share to win Tix for Jacqueline Rose #WomeninDarkTimes; @BWScienceNow #Secretsof SuperheroScience; @Kaiameye #Wasteland Irish premiere. @dlrcc @PavilionTheatre @dlrLexIcon

Pleasure to speak on @DublinSthLocal today about my #superhero #science interactive workshops @mountainstosea. Really looking forward to being part of the festival next week!

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