lecturer to speak on the physics of superheroes
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[March 13, 2007]
CHAMPAIGN -- James Kakalios, a professor of
physics at the University of Minnesota, will discuss physics and
comic-book superheroes during a talk Thursday at the University of
Kakalios' talk, "The Uncanny Physics of Superhero Comic Books,"
begins at 4 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 141) of the Loomis
Laboratory of Physics, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana. The talk is free
and open to the public.
Kakalios' professional life centers on
teaching and research in condensed-matter physics. His freshman
seminar, "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned From
Reading Comic Books," led to his book, "The Physics of Superheroes."
His presentation is appropriate for a nontechnical audience.
University of Illinois news release]