"Shaken, Not Stirred!" James Bond in the Spotlight of Physics

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Have you ever wondered why James Bond prefers his vodka martini shaken rather than stirred? Could an AMC Hornet perform a spiral jump over the river as in “The Man with the Golden Gun?” Discover the physics behind this and more in the UA Ruhr and DWIH NY’s very own James Bond Event.

In his book Shaken, Not Stirred! James Bond in the Spotlight of Physics, Metin Tolan, Professor of Physics at TU Dortmund University, provides scientific and entertaining explanations for the technology represented in the 007 films. Now a lecture of the theories expounded in the book have been turned into a 60-minute video available in English. Catch the official YouTube premiere of the film and join us for a live discussion and Q&A with Professor Tolan for a deep dive into the scientific world of James Bond.

Schedule

January, 29, 2021 (10 AM EST) | Premiere of Metin Tolan’s lecture on YouTube

Tune in to the premiere on UA Ruhr’s YouTube channel to view the video and live chat Professor Tolan with your questions and reactions. Can’t make it? No worries! The video will be available for on-demand viewing after the premiere and we’ll post it right here.

February 1, 2021 (6 PM EST) | LIVE virtual Q&A and Making-of Discussion with Metin Tolan

Professor Tolan will provide context about the writing of his book and the making of the film. Join this interactive discussion to ask Professor Tolan questions about his work and how he incorporates popular culture into science higher education.

Register

The Q&A will be held online on Webex Meetings. Registration for the Q&A is required and a special access link to the meeting will be sent out the day of the event.

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan
Department of Physics, Experimental Physics
TU Dortmund University

Co-organizer

University Aillance Ruhr

Event Information

February 1, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Webex
Organizer: German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, University Alliance Ruhr