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?
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Secrets of Superhero Science at the International Festival of Technology at TU Delft
Sat22Jul20174:00 pmO'Donoghue Theatre, GalwayShow details
On July 22nd 2017 I'll be speaking as part of a panel discussion on the Power of the Superheroes at the Galway International Arts Festival. I'll be on the panel with comic book artists Declan Shalvey, a regular contributor to Marvel comics, and Maura McHugh, Comic book writer and curator, as we discuss the world of the superhero.
Further details and ticket purchasing information can be found here.
Thu29Sep20166:30 pmJanninkshuis, Langestraat 41, Enschede, Netherlands
Twente Science Week: Secrets of Superhero ScienceShow details
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/
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