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Fire, Ice, and Physics – The Science of Game of Thrones

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery

737 West Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60661

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Physicist and author Rebecca Thompson discusses her new book exploring the many areas of science in George R. R. Martin's fantastical world.

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Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Firebats? How quickly would the White Walkers have been able to scale the Ketchup Wall? Were the Targaryens more inbred than the pharaohs?

That’s one scientist's way to view Game of Thrones. Rebecca Thompson, PhD, tells us that ice can behave like ketchup, compares regular steel to Valyrian steel, explains that dragons are "bats, but with fire," and considers Targaryen inbreeding. She is not here to take away your enjoyment of the show, but use it as a gateway to learning some really interesting science.

With chapter sections such as

· Ice on a Large Scale Is Basically Ketchup

· The Importance of Variety and the Problems Caused by the Lack of It

· Zombie Neurology: What’s Going on in Their Heads?

· The Biology of a Gruesome Death

· What Is Melting, and Can It Happen to Stone?

even the most faithful Game of Thrones fans will learn new and interesting things about the show from Thompson's entertaining and engaging account. Fire, Ice, and Physics is an essential companion for all future binging.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)

Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph Street, Chicago

Food & Drink available for purchase.

Copies of Fire, Ice & Physics will be available for purchase and signing after the event thanks to Open Books Chicago.

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