In this installment of Science Study Break Drs. Jan and Terry Todd, co-founders and co-directors of the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, look at the strength of superheroes like Batman and the Avengers, and discuss the realities of human strength.
About Science Study Break
Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features researchers from The University of Texas at Austin discussing the science reality in books, television and film. Past presentations have examined bioterrorism and its treatment in the Fox thriller "24," artificial intelligence gone wild in "2001: A Space Odyssey," the comic realities of Spider-Man and epidemiological models for the proliferation of zombies.
Science Study Break takes place twice each semester and is generously supported by the University Federal Credit Union.