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Kakalios video goes viral

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Professor James Kakalios of the School of Physics and Astronomy made a video "Physicist Breaks Down The Science Of 10 Iconic Marvel Scenes" that has had 1.6 million views in less than a week. Kakalios has written three popular physics books including the "Physics of Superheroes" making him a much sought-after expert commentator.

James Kakalios is a Taylor Distinguished Professor, a regional Emmy Award winner and he holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, among other honors. His scientific research in experimental condensed matter physics is focused on the properties of complex and disordered systems. His class “Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I learned from Reading Comic Books” is a popular freshman seminar.

More information at http://www.physics.umn.edu/people/kakalios.html