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?
Secrets of Superhero Science at IFoT
NRC Weekend Covers the Secrets of Superhero Science
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.
Fri27May20161:00 pmJaarbeurs, Utrecht, Netherlands
Campus Party: Secrets of Superhero ScienceShow details
On 27th May I will be presenting on the Science Stage at 13.00 at Campus Party in Utrecht. Campus Party is a huge public event showcasing science, technology and innovation and is expected to be attended by 5,000 people over 5 days.
Full details for my talk on the Science stage can be found by clicking here.
The description of the talk is as follows:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a superpower? Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Have you ever dreamed of having Sue Storm’s power of invisibility, one of Iron Man’s amazing flying suits or the ability to produce spider silk just like Spider-Man?
The answers to these and many other questions will be explored in the talk “Secrets of Superhero Science”. You will be taken on a journey through some of the incredible superpowers, hear the stories that created some of the biggest superhero icons and learn about the real science that could in the future lead to the emergence of superpowers in the real world. You’ll also hear about how these powers could be safely integrated into our society and how we might control their use in the future.
Tickets for the event can be purchased by clicking here.