The Physics of 'Star Wars'

Dec 9, 2017
2 - 4pm
This event is free
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Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Wesley Benchoff
410-662-5850

Description

Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away—perfect for every Star Wars fan.

Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron?

Well, those ideas aren't as outlandish as you think.

Author Patrick Johnson will explore the mystical power of the force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or the Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we would potentially create our own lightsabers. The fantastical world of Star Wars may become a reality.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Wesley Benchoff
410-662-5850
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