YouTube Channel “The Superhero Scientist” is Live!

YouTube Channel “The Superhero Scientist” is Live!

First videos for the channel are now online.

It’s been on the cards for some time, but my YouTube channel – The Superhero Scientist – is now online! The channel will feature videos on the science and engineering behind superheroes and their superpowers, as well as lots of other similar topics. And you can certainly expect some surprises!

Logo for The Superhero Scientist

My new channel – The Superhero Scientist – has been a long time coming, but now it’s live! The channel will feature lots of videos on science and engineering topics, many of which will be connected to the superhero genre. But there’s also be stand alone videos too – that’s videos that feature and explain key concepts in science and engineering.


Flash and Vibranium feature in 1st Superhero Videos

Late last year the first videos published on the channel featured Santa Claus with topics such as timezones, COVID-19, and time travel taking centre stage.

In the first superhero video, the Flash is the hero in the spotlight, while the difference between speed and velocity is discussed in relation to the speedster’s breathtaking speeds.

Screen shot from 1st video.
Screenshot from the first superhero video based on The Flash, speed, and velocity.

The second superhero video is based on Vision, Black Panther, and vibranium. It takes a look at this wondrous chemical element and where you might find it on the Periodic Table of Elements.

Be sure to check out these videos and of course, subscribe to the channel to keep up-to-date with the latest videos.

And also – just to let you know, a new website for BW Science is on the way! Stay tuned for the new website, and a comprehensive list of the scientific services offered by BW Science.

Supergirl, the Flash, and What If Physics (with Maia Rigot)

Supergirl, the Flash, and What If Physics (with Maia Rigot)
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On April 25th 2019, BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode III took place at the Aula Auditorium at TU Delft. The focus was on super-speed, Supergirl, and the Flash

In this final post-podcast for Episode III, you’ll hear from Maia Rigot, a physics student at TU Delft.  In conversation with host Barry Fitzgerald, Maia discusses the physics behind some”What if” questions about Supergirl and the Flash, what inspired her to study physics, and the cultural importance of Black Panther.

You can also watch BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode III from April 25th 2019 online, including Maia’s talk, at the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XQ4yXdocxo.

BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science is organised by Studium Generale Delft (Twitter: @sgtudelft) and BW Science. It is hosted by superhero scientist and TU Delft researcher Barry Fitzgerald (Twitter: @BWScienceNow).

Supergirl, the Flash, and Gene Doping (with iGEM 2018)

Supergirl, the Flash, and Gene Doping (with iGEM 2018)
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On April 25th 2019, BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode III took place at the Aula Auditorium at TU Delft. The focus was on super-speed, Supergirl, and the Flash

In this second post-podcast for Episode III, you’ll hear from Monique de Leeuw and Venda Mangkusaputra who were both part of the 2018 iGEM team at TU Delft.  In conversation with host Barry Fitzgerald, Monique and Venda discuss their involvement in the iGEM team at TU Delft, gene doping, and binge-watching the Flash in preparation for their talk at BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science.

You can also watch BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode III from April 25th 2019 online, including the talk from Monique and Venda, at the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XQ4yXdocxo.

BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science is organised by Studium Generale Delft (Twitter: @sgtudelft) and BW Science. It is hosted by superhero scientist and TU Delft researcher Barry Fitzgerald (Twitter: @BWScienceNow).

Supergirl, the Flash, and Aerodynamic drag (with Alexander Spoelstra)

Supergirl, the Flash, and Aerodynamic drag (with Alexander Spoelstra)
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On April 25th 2019, BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode III took place at the Aula Auditorium at TU Delft. The focus was on super-speed, Supergirl, and the Flash

In this first post-podcast for Episode III, you’ll hear from Alexander Spoelstra, a PhD student in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft.  In conversation with host Barry Fitzgerald, Alexander discusses his study of aerodynamical drag encountered by cyclists, his current work, and how he uses his research when he competes in triathlon events.

You can also watch BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode III from April 25th 2019 online, including Alexander’s talk, at the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XQ4yXdocxo.

BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science is organised by Studium Generale Delft (Twitter: @sgtudelft) and BW Science. It is hosted by superhero scientist and TU Delft researcher Barry Fitzgerald (Twitter: @BWScienceNow).

Preview of Next Live Event: Episode III – Super-speed

Preview of Next Live Event: Episode III – Super-speed
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A preview of BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode II, which takes place at the Aula Auditorium on the TU Delft campus on Thursday April 25th 2019 from 19.30 – 21.00.

The focus of Episode III is super-speed and the main characters to be discussed during the event are Supergirl and The Flash.

The podcast includes details of the speakers, the superheroes and superpower of interest, and some study suggestions in terms of Netflix superhero series.

BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science is organised by Studium Generale Delft and BW Science, and is hosted by superhero scientist and TU Delft researcher Barry Fitzgerald (Twitter: @BWScienceNow).