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RNZ Nights’ Materials: Fact or Fiction

1 April, 2021

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Dr Catherine Whitby, Associate Investigator gave her scientific take on Mandalorian Iron from Star Wars.

Following the successful ‘Element of the Week’ slot on RNZ Nights (for the Year of the Periodic Table in 2019), we continued our collaboration with RNZ, with a new series ‘Materials: Factof Fiction’, where a MacDiarmid researcher or student discussed whether fictional or sci fi materials from books or movies could one day be a reality.

From Star Wars, Avatar, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, the Marvel Comics and more, 21 of our researchers and students dove into the science behind fictional materials.