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Professor Michael Dennin to discuss science, superheroes

With amazing feats of speed, strength and agility, superheroes have captured our imaginations since the first comic strip. But if…

May 14, 2009

With amazing feats of speed, strength and agility, superheroes have captured our imaginations since the first comic strip. But if someone really were faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, what laws of physics would need to be overcome? And how would a superpower actually affect a hero and his or her surroundings? Michael Dennin, UC Irvine physics & astronomy professor, will discuss the science behind superheroes 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the University Club. A complimentary breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m.