Physics of Superheroes

Welcome to The Physics of Superheroes By James Kakalios! – [physicsofsuperheroes.com]

In The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition, Professor James Kakalios explains in a fun and accessible manner a broad range of physics, from Isaac Newton to the transistor — but there’s not an inclined plane or pulley in sight! Rather, all of the examples come from superhero comic books and in particular, those cases where the superheroes get their physics right! Inside you’ll discover the real science behind Krypton’s explosion, learn why Spider-Man’s webbing couldn’t save his girlfriend’s life, and see solid-state physics at work in Iron Man’s armor!

Science of Watchmen – [youtube.com]

University of Minnesota physics professor James Kakalios discusses how he was tapped to add a physics perspective to the upcoming Warner Brothers movie, Watchmen. Kakalios discusses how quantum mechanics can explain Dr. Manhattan’s super human powers in the film, and how he came to become an expert on the topic of the physics of superheroes.

Physics of Superheroes 1 – Death of Gwen Stacy – [youtube.com]

Physics of Superheroes 2 – Electro & Magneto – [youtube.com]

Physics of Superheroes 3 – Superman’s Blooper – [youtube.com]

Physics of Superheroes 4 – The Atom’s Blooper – [youtube.com]

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