Secrets of Superhero Science - Event for Schools

Date: Friday March 23rd
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 10am
Cost: €4
Age: 8+

2 Teachers free per class

Have you ever dreamed of having superpowers? Well modern science is getting closer and closer to unlocking the secrets of these powers! Get ready to hear about sources of inspiration, years of dedication and a future with super inventions. Barry Fitzgerald is a research scientist author and a huge fan of the superhero films and comic books. He sees a future where science will advance and develop technologies that could yield superpowers. When he’s not writing about superpowers and science, he is a busy researcher at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands where he works in the Process and Energy Departments. 

In addition to being a researcher, Barry is also active in the area of scientific communication and outreach through his company BW Science, which he established in 2014. He has given hundreds of scientific talks in Ireland and the Netherlands at schools, universities, and public events such as Dutch Comic Con, Xmas Comic Con, Science Week Ireland, the Galway International Arts Festival, Delft International Festival of Technology and Studium Generale. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the open access journal ‘Superhero Science and Technology’. 

In 2016 Barry self-published his first book Secrets of Superhero Science in which he describes the fundamental science and advanced scientific research that could yield superpowers in the future. He has also written a book about the science behind Santa Claus entitled Secret Science of Santa Claus, which was published in October 2016. 

Barry has seen the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War more than 30 times and his superpower will always remain a closely guarded secret.