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Author Rebecca Thompson: “Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones”

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The author discusses her book, which explores the science behind George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world. Touching on its climatology, astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry and biology, Thompson turns a scientist’s eye on “Game of Thrones,” exploring, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families and the biology of beheading.

Thompson is a physicist and author of the popular Spectra series of comic books about physics. She heads of the Office of Education and Public Outreach at Fermilabthe particle physics research facility near Chicago. She served as director of public engagement for the American Physical Society from 2008 to 2019.

Details

Date:
Monday, November 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Phone:
609-924-9529

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In-House Program Category
Author
Staff Contact
Janie Hermann
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None
Platforms for Promotion
Connections
Promotional Materials
Handbill (5.5 x 8.5)
Max Number of Attendees
155
Age Groups
Adult, Teens
Status of Post
M - Edited and Published
Connections Section
Adults