Who is excited for the new Spider-Man movie? Isn’t Andrew Garfield adorable in it? Well, if you’re wondering if it’s going to be scientifically and mathematically accurate - I have good news. It totally is!
I wanted to share this video I directed with you before the Internets got a hold of it. If you’ve ever read my bio (how weird that I have one of those…), you may recall that a few years ago I worked on a piece called Science of Watchmen, which went on to earn the team an Emmy and a nomination for a Webby. That was a really, really exciting time and I have kept in touch with the professor in the piece, Jim Kakalios, ever since.
Well, when he told me that he was working on another film, I knew there would be potential. He most recently served as the science consultant on The Amazing Spider-Man and was asked to create an equation for the film that viewers would remember. It’s called “The Decay Rate Algorithm.”
We decided we might try to create another video that explained the math behind this equation and his role - and I’m excited to say that it turned out incredibly well. I’ll let you watch it to see what the equation is made up of and how it would work. You know, all the nerdy, mathy pieces.
Jim also got his equation signed by Andrew Garfield, so I thought that was worth sharing. And he will appear on NPR’s Science Friday tomorrow, so be sure to tune in. I’ll be sitting over here, hoping the hit counter goes up, up, up all day on YouTube.