The Physics of Superheroes

[Pic – Amazon

First Off, I haven’t read this book. Infact, the book itself hasn’t released yet. So you know this is no book review of The Physics of Superheroes.

I heard James Kakalios‘ interview on NPR and got instantly interested. Being a huge comics addict during my teens[except for archie and jughead], anything on comic heroes puts on the interests. Just like how The Unbreakable and Incredibles used super heroes to explore deeper into the human mind, seems like this book explains theories of phyiscs using super heroes and their nifty equipments/tricks.

Pretty Impressive way to explain physics. If only my physics madam[classy dressed with a bob cut hair] at school tried to teach physics this way, I would have been writing like James Kakalios by now. Anyway, I hope she still teaches how to experiment ohm’s law in the lab. It would never work for me especially on the day of final examination at school. Physics, huh !!

4 responses to “The Physics of Superheroes”

  1. Physics lab, Hehe ! I completed the practical exam, and handed over the paper containing the “Melting Point of Wax” experiment to my examiner.. who later found out that the Wax was yet to melt.

    On a similar note, there was a program called “Turning Point” on DD way back in late 90s. I loved listening to any physics explained there. That was a good way of explaining complex theories.


  2. Hey Lazy,

    I’ve read small segments from Wizard magazine about it.Prety cool if you are into the superhero hype.

    Don’t know if you’ve heard of a band called M.I.A. ,A Tamil Ponnu.I just heard her songs and i find them amazing. – check this out.And if you have some Kaaza or something download her songs and see.I bet you’ll like them.


  3. Hi Guru
    There is a book called “Einstein’s Heroes” if you are into that sort of thing it is really interesting. I have a few books which I got second hand (they are out of print now) which were made in the 1960s. They explain things like Pauli’s Exclusion Principle and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principle through a comic. Very funny and interesting.

    On this matter, I got a post about Electrochemistry going on at my site if you wanna take a look! Faraday, Volta, Galvani – all discussed.