Doctor Manhattan of Watchmen can use quantum mechanics to travel through the universe and see into the future. Professor X of The X-Men can use electromagnetism to read your mind. Doctor Solar has power over the periodic table. “The Atom,” whose alter-ego is a physics professor, can shrink down to sub-atomic size thanks to help from a white dwarf star. (Funny how many characters in superhero comics have advanced degrees…).
These are just a few of the topics of discussion in our second superheroes show.
Season 2, Episode 26 - The Physics of Superheroes, The Sequel
Chuck Nice: comedian
Michio Kaku: author and theoretical physicist at City University of New York
James Kakalios: author and University of Minnesota physics professor