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Fire, Blood and Physics; The Science of Game of Thrones

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California State University San Marcos

333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road

University Student Union Ballroom

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Fire, Blood and Physics;
The Science of Game of Thrones
March 28, 2019 5:30pm, USU Ballroom

The book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the associated TV show, Game of Thrones, takes place in a fantasy world with ice walls, fearsome medieval weapons, unpredictable seasons, and dragons. Though a fictional world, many of the more fantastical aspects have a basis in science. Dr. Rebecca Thompson, Head of Public Outreach for the American Physical Society, is currently touring the country talking about all the science George R.R. Martin managed to pack into his world. Come listen to her talk about the heat of dragon fire, the metallurgy of weapon-grade steel, the science of seasons, the biology of a beheading, and many more science topics taken from the hit TV show and the books on which it is based. If you like what you hear, you can read more in her upcoming book, Fire, Blood, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones.

Co-sponsors: American Physical Society, Department of Physics, College of Science and Mathematics


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Twitter: @physicscentral; @mathlete79

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