James Kakalios, profesor of physics, comicsologist

20. 5. 2017

Superman, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Flash, Thor or Iron Man - superheroes that save the world and help teach students. The physicist James Kakalios has a special use for them. Their extraordinary feats help him explain various principles of physics - from Newton's laws to quantum mechanics. And he does even more than that. Do you know how your alarm clock or your fridge work? The man who has the answer claims that the human superpower is intelligence and it's only up to us how we use it.

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James Kakalios, professor of physics, comicsologist

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

19. 10. 2019

He defected from physics to biology and eventually ended up with Nobel Prize in chemistry. He received the Prize in 2009 for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome, the factory in our cells that makes proteins, the workers of our body - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. Chairman of the British Royal Society, a position that was previously held for example by Isaac Newton. How can research of the ribosome help us fight antibiotic resistance? What makes ribosome so fascinating and why when he was a little boy he didnt understand children around him at all?

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