Do aliens exist somewhere in the deep darkness of space – and if they do, could we ever build a supercomputer that’s powerful enough to say hello to them? We need your help to answer this big question, and other head-scratchers, during a session that looks at the limitless world of computers and space.

 To help get some much-needed answers, you’ll join Professor Robert Walsh and educator Nicky Danino, co-authors of Unmasked: The Science of Superheroes, as they ponder some super-sized quandaries and look to you for some expert advice! 

 Ages 7 years+

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Unmasked: The Science of Superheroes

Unmasked – The Science of Superheroes” reveals the scientific realities behind famous comic book legends and blockbusting movie icons. The book draws on Computing, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Psychology to explore the world of superheroes like never before.

The UCLan-assembled superpowered team consists of Professor Robert Walsh alongside Dr Sarita Robinson, Principal Lecturer Nicky Danino, Dr. Catherine Tennick, Dr Sylvy Anscombe, Dr Matthew Dickinson and Senior Demonstrator Adam Wilcox.