Faculty Book: Sebastián Alvarado

Sebastián Alvarado
The Science of Marvel: From Infinity Stones to Iron Man's Armor, the Real Science Behind the MCU Revealed!
(Adams Media, 2019)
 
Book cover of "The Science of Marvel" by Sebastian AlvaredoThe Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with extraordinary humans and abilities. There are teenage geniuses swinging through the streets of New York, billionaires creating impenetrable armor in hidden caves, and aliens flying through wormholes to Earth. All of these characters seem to lie firmly in the realm of fantasy — but the technology behind them might not be as farfetched as you think.

The Science of Marvel pulls back the curtain and reveals the secrets behind Marvel movie magic, and shows us how to recreate these comic book wonders in our everyday life. Using quantum physics, a little bit of mechanical engineering, and some out-of-the-box thinking, you’ll be amazed to discover that it’s possible to create a real-life Captain America, Incredible Hulk, or Black Panther.

Alvarado is a professor of biology at The Graduate Center and Queens College.

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Submitted on: SEP 10, 2019

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