Science and Fiction

Shaken, Not Stirred!

James Bond in the Spotlight of Physics

Authors: Tolan, Metin, Stolze, Joachim

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  • Enjoyable romp through the possible and impossible technologies and stunts in the James Bond movies
  • Bond fans will enjoy the references to famous Bond scenes while learning interesting physics
  • Includes calculations for know-it-alls
  • Authors are experienced scientists and science communicators
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How do James Bond’s X-ray glasses work, the ones he uses to see whether the lady at the roulette table has a pistol concealed in her underwear? Is it really possible to launch oneself into the air and catch up with a plane that is free-falling towards the earth? Or to shoot down a helicopter with a pistol? In this lively and informative book, Germany's boldest physics professor Metin Tolan analyses the stunts and gadgets of the 007 films and even answers the question of all questions: Why does Bond drink his vodka martini shaken, not stirred?

"So much entertaining science is a rare thing." Spiegel Online


About the authors

Metin Tolan, born in 1965, is Professor of Experimental Physics at the Technical University of Dortmund. In 2013 he received the Communicator award of the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Stifterverband and in 2017 the Robert-Wichard-Pohl-Prize of the German Physical Society. He has also published popular books about the science behind football, Star Trek, and the sinking of the Titanic.


Joachim Stolze, born in 1953, is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Technical University of Dortmund.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • A Quantum of Physics

    Pages 1-9

    Tolan, Metin (et al.)

  • The Daniel Craig Bond Movies

    Pages 11-36

    Tolan, Metin (et al.)

  • Myths and Facts from Goldfinger

    Pages 37-86

    Tolan, Metin (et al.)

  • The Physics in Moonraker

    Pages 87-127

    Tolan, Metin (et al.)

  • Unbelievable Chases

    Pages 129-155

    Tolan, Metin (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shaken, Not Stirred!
Book Subtitle
James Bond in the Spotlight of Physics
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40109-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40109-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-40108-5
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 199
Number of Illustrations
63 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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