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The Physics of Superheros

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18:00 – 20:00 17 Oct 2013
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Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish, Laboratory, JJ Thompson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE

Speakers: Prof Alan Davies

Everyone is familiar with at least one superhero. This lecture presents a wide variety of different superheroes and shows how their unbelievable ’powers have a basis supported by the laws of physics. The only concession is to assume that superheroes have these powers; their origin will not be explained.

Prof Davies will use Newton’s law of gravitation, quantum mechanics and diamagnetism to answer questions such as “how strong is the gravity on Krypton?”, “where does Magneto get his levitation from?”, and "how can some of them walk through walls?” Most of your favourites will be there, covering all areas of physics.

Professor Alan Davies explores the Physics of Superheros this lecture is aimed at an audience of 16+ and is free to all IOP membership card holders (please bring your card for entry) there is no need to book just turn up at the allotted time.

Parking can be found at the Park and Cycle, Clerk Maxwell Road.

Event type: Event
Organised by: IOP East Anglian Branch Committee - Cambridge
Contact details: Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
Email: ljw21@cam.ac.uk 

http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/cpc


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