Dave Trumbore, science writer, animator and editor of Collider will be presenting a lively workshop on The Science Of Breaking Bad. The workshop is based on the book with the same title that he co-wrote with Donna J. Nelson, science expert of Breaking Bad. Dave will take us through famous scenes from the show and conduct fun experiments.
How much of Walt's science is actually scientific? In The Science of “Breaking Bad,” Trumbore and Nelson explain, analyze, and evaluate the show's portrayal of science, from the pilot's opening credits to the final moments of the series finale. The intent is not, of course, to provide a how-to manual for wannabe meth moguls but to decode the show's most head-turning, jaw-dropping moments.
Don't miss this Walter White meets Bill Nye the Science Guy experience. Unfortunately there will be no meth, but be ready for some rock candy!
The book covers the show's portrayal of chemistry, biology, physics, and subfields of each area including toxicology and electromagnetism. It explains, among other things, Walt's DIY battery making; the dangers of Mylar balloons; the feasibility of using hydrofluoric acid to dissolve bodies; and the chemistry of methamphetamine itself.
Nelson adds interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes and describes her work with the show's creator and writers. Marius Stan, who played Bogdan on the show (and who is a PhD scientist himself) contributes a foreword. This is a book for every science buff who appreciated the show's scientific moments and every die-hard Breaking Bad fan who wondered just how smart Walt really was.