Talk and presentation details:
The Societal and Ethical Impact of Becoming a Superhero: Have you ever dreamed of becoming a superhero? Many have. But would it be a good idea to become a superhero? It’s not just about using cool science
to give yourself superpowers. You need to think about how it will affect society and whether it’s ethically right. Find out more about the impact of superpowers.
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Dr. Barry Fitzgerald, also known as ‘The Superhero Scientist’, is fascinated by science and the superhero genre.
He is a physicist, the author of three popular science books (Secrets of Superhero Science, Secret Science of Santa Claus, and How to Build an Iron Man Suit), an energetic science communicator, podcaster, and a YouTuber with his channel “The Superhero Scientist” where he shares videos on the science and engineering of superheroes, Star Wars, and other topics.
Barry has spoken around the world about science and superheroes at schools, universities, science festivals, and companies. For instance, he spoke at TEDxBerlin 2019 about “Being a Responsible Superhero”.
He is the editor-in-chief of the Open Access journal Superhero Science + Technology, and has published more than a dozen scientific research papers on superheroes.
Barry has seen the 2012 film The Avengers more than 80 times and his superpower will remain a closely guarded secret.