"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, moderated by Hannah Kaufman from Springer Nature Books, for a deep dive into the scientific world of James Bond.


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

Tune in to the premiere 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 you can watch it below.

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.

Event Recording

Event Recording

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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.


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


Hannah Kaufman
Associate Editor
Springer Nature Books


University Aillance Ruhr

Event Information

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

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