Claes to explore alternate realities in SciPop Talk

Claes to explore alternate realities in SciPop Talk

Dan Claes

Physicist Dan Claes will explore the comic book mythos and real-world science behind alternate realities in the next SciPop Talks series presentation, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons.

The talk, "Comic Book Physics: The Multiverse and other Dimensions," is free and open to the public.

Claes, professor of physics and chair of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Department of Physics and Astronomy, will discuss the ways in which stories by Marvel and DC Comics imagine a multiverse of alternate realities. He will also compare those stories with the way physicists speculate, postulate and search for evidence of other dimensions.

The SciPop Talks series, now in its fourth year, combines science and popular culture, building on the science cafe model. It is organized and sponsored by Nebraska's Department of Chemistry, University Libraries and Doane College. Speakers give interactive 30-minute talks and then take questions.

All talks take place at 7 p.m. in the learning commons on the first floor of Love Library North and are open to the public.

For more information on the series, click here.