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General Information

Name:  James Kakalios  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other



Illinois Connection

James attended the University of Chicago where he earned his MS and then received his Ph. D. in 1986.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Kakalios is the Taylor Distinguished Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, where he has taught since 1988, and where his class “Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books” is a popular freshman seminar.

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