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.
Wed07Jun20174:00 pmAula Auditorium, Delft Campus, TU Delft
Secrets of Superhero Science SymposiumShow details
Have you ever wanted a superpower? And have you ever dreamt of being a superhero? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then prepare to be astounded at the 1st ever symposium on Superhero Science!
Thanks to modern scientific research and advanced technologies, we are closer than ever to creating the superpowers of some of your favourite superheroes, such as the X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Iron Man. Secrets of Superhero Science is the first conference in the world on the subject of superhero technology. Barry Fitzgerald, a TU Delft research scientist, will introduce you to six top-notch speakers who will tell you everything about their fascinating work and how their work could be used to develop superhero technologies in the future. You’ll learn about the possibility of mimicking Wolverine’s regenerative healing powers, building the foundations of an Iron Man suit and how we’ll manage superpowers when they are introduced into future society.
Are you ready for a superpower future and to unlock the Secrets of Superhero Science?
Further details from here.