17 October 2017

The Secret Science of Superheroes

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SCI's London Group in partnership with UCL's Chemical & Physical Society


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Ever wondered what a superhero eats for breakfast? Do they need a special diet to feed their superpowers? The odd metabolisms of superheroes must mean they have strange dietary needs, from the high calorie diets to fuel flaming bodies and super speeds, to not so obvious requirements for vitamins and minerals.

The Secret Science of Superheroes looks at the underpinning chemistry, physics, and biology needed for their superpowers. Take a look at synthesising elements on demand, genetic evolution, and what superhero suits could be made of.

These topics introduce a wide range of scientific concepts, from protein chemistry to particle physics for a general scientifically interested audience.


Day 1 - 17th October 2017

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Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ

Emma Thomas

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7598 1594

Email: communications@soci.org

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