Speedlecture: Sci-fi as a Crystal Ball

The science fiction genre, especially when it includes superheroes, can seem a bit silly and far fetched. But there’s no denying that science and fiction can’t always be easily distinguished from each other. Is sci-fi inspired by science, and/or maybe fiction inspires scientists? Physicist and superhero fan Barry Fitzgerald takes a closer look at superhero popular culture elements that have inspired and could inspire developments in life sciences. It’s time to think super!