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The physics of superheroes

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19:00 – 21:00 24 Nov 2010
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AL10 9AB

Speakers: Professor 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?” etc. To answer these questions we shall consider Newton’s law of gravitation and diamagnetism. These are only two examples, most of your favourites will be there covering many areas of physics.
Due to popular demand this lecture is a repeat of that of the 3rd November. Booking essential. Refreshments available before the talk. Car Park near the venue.

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

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