James Kakalios is a professor of physics at the University of Minnesota. He has published more than one hundred physics papers and has conducted research on a variety of obscure physical phenomena. The popularity of his seminar "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books" led to the publication of The Physics of Superheroes, which was named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover magazine. James also served as a science consultant on the adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen into a major feature film. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Therese, and his three children.