Secrets of Superhero Science

I'm Barry Fitzgerald - Research Scientist at Delft University of Technology, Speaker, Scientific Communicator and Author.

In February 2016, I self-published my popular science book the "Secrets of Superhero Science". In the book,  I talk about the real science and current scientific research that you need to know in order to create the superpowers of the superheroes. Iron Man suits, invisibility cloaks and web slingers may be part of your future. 

Click here to read about my journey to the "Secrets of Superhero Science".

"Secrets of Superhero Science" is out now!

 



"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?

The answers to these and many other questions can be found in my brand new book – Secret Science of Santa Claus. In the book you can read about the science behind the incredible technologies that Santa uses to help him deliver presents on Christmas Eve. Santa has developed these technologies with the elf-scientists at his Arctic workshops. You’ll learn the science behind Santa’s flying reindeer, his cutting-edge weather prediction methods and the gadgets that allow Santa fly large distances in the blink of an eye! You’ll also read about the possible future that awaits Santa Claus as his Christmas Eve gift-bringing continues onwards into the 21st century.

Are you ready to unlock the Secret Science of Santa Claus?



Interview for Midland Science Festival and Science Week 2017


Last week I spoke with the organisers of the Midlands Science Festival, which is arranging events as part of Science Week Ireland 2017. I'll be speaking at the Edgeworthstown festival on Saturday November 18th and very much looking forward to visiting Longford to spread the Superhero Science vibes. Below is the interview. You can also […]

Galway International Arts Festival and The Power of Superheroes


My adventures in the superhero world has thus far afforded me the opportunity to speak at events and locations that I could never have anticipated. From speaking at Dutch Comic Con to hosting a conference on Superhero Science at TU Delft, it really has one great experience after another. Last weekend I added an arts […]

Secrets of Superhero Science at IFoT


With Wonder Woman being released in cinemas around the world this month, many of you might be dreaming of super-strength, bullet-proof bracelets or even the lasso of truth. On Wednesday 7th June, the symposium " Secrets of Superhero Science" will take place at TU Delft as part of the International Festival of Technology (IFoT). This […]

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Past Events

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  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2016

    Twente Science Week: Secrets of Superhero Science

    6:30 pmJanninkshuis, Langestraat 41, Enschede, Netherlands

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    The Secrets of Superhero Science is coming to Enschede. As part of Twente Science Week I'm giving an interactive, fun and superhero-themed science talk about superheroes, superpowers and the possibilty of superpowers in the future. The talk will take place at Janninkshuis, Langestraat 41 in Enschede and starts at 18.30.

    Scientists are closer than you might think to creating superpowers and in the talk you'll hear about some of the exciting scientific research that could produce superpowers in the future. You’ll learn about the possibility of genetically producing the X-Men, discover why Hawkeye’s eyesight is so advanced and learn about the science behind producing spider silk just like Spider-Man.

    Are you ready to Unlock the Secrets of Superhero Science?

    (The talk will be in English).

    Here is the abstract for the talk from the Twente Science Week programme:

    Hoe maak je spinnenwebben die net zo sterk zijn als die van Spiderman? Hoe kun je onzichtbaar worden, net als Susan Storm? Voormalig UT-onderzoeker en superheldenfanaat Barry Fitzgerald (36) zocht het uit en dat resulteerde in zijn boek Secrets of Superhero Science. De Ierse wetenschapper communiceert hiermee op een toegankelijke manier over wetenschap en vertelt zijn verhaal over de hele wereld.

    For more information on the excellent Twente Science Week event check out: https://www.utwente.nl/organisatie/nieuws-events/evenementen-plechtigheden/twente-science-week/#safe-secure

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