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The Physics of “Game of Thrones”

May 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$10 – $15

Join us for the final talk of the Chicago Science Fest, The Physics of ‘Game of Thrones’, Saturday, May 14th from 4-5 pm at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart.

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Thompson, this will be a talk of fire and ice! Learn about the science behind your favorite show.  Even though the 7 kingdoms are a world full of dragons and ice walls and wonky seasons, there are still some fundamental laws of science that the show decided to keep intact. You’ll learn how dragon fire matures, how ice walls keep out monsters and how summer can last for ten years. There’s even a surprise physics problem at the end for all the romantics in the audience.

Dr. Rebecca Thompson is a Head of Public Outreach for the American Physical Society. In this role, she designs fun presentations, writes comic books, and creates activities for a variety of audiences to get them interested in physics. She is the author of “Spectra: The Laser Superhero” comic book series.  Please visit ChicagoScienceFest.org for tickets and more information.


May 14, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 – $15
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Illinois Science Council


222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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