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Dave Trumbore: The Science of Breaking Bad at the Atlanta Science Festival
Wednesday, March 11
7:00 - 8:00pm

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 science expert of Breaking Bad. Dave will take us through famous scenes from the show and conduct fun experiments. 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!

All the science in Breaking Bad, from explosive experiments to acid-based evidence destruction, explained and analyzed for authenticity.

In the book, The Science of Breaking Bad, Trumbore and Donna Nelson, Science advisor of Breaking Bad cover the show's portrayal of chemistry, biology, physics, and subdivisions of each area including toxicology and electromagnetism. They explain, 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. This is a book for every science buff who appreciated the show's scientific moments and every diehard Breaking Bad fan who wondered just how smart Walt really was.

This event is free and open to the public.


Event Location

Eagle Eye Books


The Science of Breaking Bad (Paperback )

  • By Dave Trumbore
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 9780262537155
  • Published: Mit Press