Have you ever wanted to build a suit like Iron Man's or develop crime-fighting gadgets like Batman's? Or maybe "accidentally" expose yourself to radiation to see if you'd gain the powers of Hulk or Spider-Man? If you've ever dreamed of becoming a superhero, then you'll enjoy this presentation on the science behind your favorite movie characters. Physics teacher and author of Don't Try This at Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies
Adam Weiner hosts an evening of conversations with film professionals and scientists where they will discuss the intersection of fiction and scientific research. The interactive event will include scenes from movies ranging from Superman
and X-Men: First Class
. Panelists include E. Paul Zehr, an author, professor and director at the Centre for Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria, Spencer Cook, the lead animator on Spider-Man
and animation supervisor on Spider-Man 3
, and Sean Carroll, an author and senior research associate in physics at Caltech, and science advisor on Thor
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