The Science of Harry Potter

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Can we use magic, to help us want to understand the science around us?

Presented at Symposium 2019 by Andre M. Mahdi

With the help of Roger Highfield’s book “The Science of Harry Potter” we will discuss magic and it’s ability to make us wonder about what is possible.

Most would assume the magic from the pages of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series are just there to fight against science, but with a keen eye we can rally behind and learn more about the science instead. Take a journey aboard a Nimbus 2000 to see what kind of propulsion we need to keep us afloat.


Andre Mahdi is currently a docent at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago, helping to shape young minds. He has a drive for research, fact based discussion, and has attempted to be unbiased. All of which are surprising hard to maintain. Andre has presented on the likes of the history of steampunk, Nikola Tesla, and even run games for John Wick Presents at GenCon. He enjoys telling tales enough and is an avid game master, who takes adventurers into the depths of their own imagination.

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