Secrets of Superhero Science



Barry W. Fitzgerald, BW Science, author of Secret Science of Santa Claus & Secrets of Superhero Science.
photo: Bart van Overbeeke



Superheroes in the Marvel and DC films are capable of extraordinary superhuman feats. Supergirl can effortlessly lift cars, trains and aeroplanes; Tony Stark can fly around New York City in an Iron Man suit; Spider-Man can climb walls; and Captain Marvel can fire energy blasts from her arms. But how likely is it that we’ll be able to replicate these superpowers in the future?



In the Secrets of Superhero Science, you will explore the science behind the superpowers of some of your favourite superheroes. You will learn about genetic mutations and the X-Men, the advanced eyesight of Hawkeye, the possibility of shrinking in size just like Ant-Man and the Wasp, the advanced technologies in the Iron Man suit, and real-life superpower-like technologies such as bullet-proof spider silk human skin! In addition, you’ll learn how we might manage superpowers and decide who gets to use them in the future.



Are you ready to unlock the Secrets of Superhero Science?



Talk followed by a screening of:

The Avengers (2012)



When Thor’s evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. Joining Fury’s “dream team” are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).






The Eye Cinema, Wellpark, Galway


30 minute talk and 2 hour movie