Most of us are clueless when it comes to the physics that makes our modern world so convenient. What’s the science behind motion sensors, touch screens, and toasters? In The Physics of Everyday Things, physics professor and bestselling author James Kakalios (The Physics of Superheroes), reveals the mind-bending science behind the seemingly basic things that keep our daily lives running, from smartphones to hybrid vehicles. Each explanation is coupled with a story revealing the astonishing invisible forces that surround us. Kakalios will discuss his work and offer insight into how and why this knowledge may give you power.