With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: What Superheroes (and Villains) can Teach us about Materials Engineering

Presenters: Dr. Suveen N Mathaudhu, others (Colorado School of Mines)

Materials enabled by science have been the backbone of technological advancement for thousands of years, with whole time periods being named after them (Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age). Perhaps it’s no surprise that advanced materials such as Captain America’s shield, Wolverine’s claws and Spider Man’s web have been key components in comic book mythos and are widely recognized. For this presentation, we will learn of the rich history of materials science from comic books, movies and science fiction, and discuss the newest scientific breakthroughs in research that make materials stronger, lighter, smarter.

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Serenity Room, Saturday

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