A brand-new book from Adams Media (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), The Physics of Star Wars applies the laws of real-world physics – as we know them now – to the fictional space opera world of that galaxy far, far away.
The author, Patrick Johnson, is an assistant teaching professor at Georgetown University (that image is from their Twitter account, as it happens), and both Star Wars and physics have been life-long passions. In combining the two, he addresses most topics you’ve ever wondered about, deftly compiled into these categories:
On today’s episode, I’m talking to him about three particular topics: Lightsabers, sound in space, and the Kessel Run.
Also, stayed tuned over the next couple of days, as Adams Media has kindly offered to send a free copy of The Physics of Star Wars to one of our listeners! Details on how to enter are coming soon…