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The physics of superheroes

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19:00 – 21:00 3 Nov 2010
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Lindop Building, College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB

Speakers: Prof. Alan Davies

Everyone is familiar with at least one superhero. In this talk we shall discuss a wide variety of different superheroes and we shall show how their ‘unbelievable’ powers have a basis supported by the laws of physics.
The only concession that we shall make is that we shall assume that they have these powers, we shall not try to explain where they come from. So, we’ll answer questions such as “how strong is the gravity on Krypton?”, “where does Magneto get his levitation from?”, “how can some of them walk through walls?” etc. To answer these questions we shall consider Newton’s law of gravitation, quantum mechanics and diamagnetism. These are only three examples, most of your favourites will be there covering all areas of physics.
The event is free but please register.
Car parking near the venue.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London and South East Branch
Contact details: Dr Diane Crann
Email: d.crann@herts.ac.uk

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19:00 – 21:00 3 Nov 2010
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