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September 20, 2006
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JAMES KAKALIOS TO DISCUSS "PHYSICS OF SUPERHEROES" AT LIBRARY OFCONGRESS OCT. 17
James Kakalios, a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy atthe University of Minnesota, will discuss his book "The Physics of Superheroes" at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the West DiningRoom on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division and the Serial and Government Publications Division. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
Also at the event, a selection of comic books cited in Kakalios' bookand others from the Library's "Golden Age" and "Silver Age" comic book collections will be on display.
Kakalios teaches a popular freshman seminar "Everything I Needed toKnow about Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books." In "ThePhysics of Superheroes" (Gotham Books, 2005), Kakalios explores everything from energy to thermodynamics, to quantum mechanics, to solid state physics; and Kakalios relates the physics in comic booksto such real-world applications as automobile airbags, microwave ovens and transistors.
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