Game of Thrones: science is coming

You may be addicted to or even disappointed with “House of the Dragon”, the first Game Of Thrones spin-off series. Do you know the part of the science that is hidden there?

This is the biggest Heroic Fantasy saga: game of Thrones by George Martin, sometimes considered the American Tolkien. His novels and the adaptations of the HBO series are masterpieces of popular culture. But how can the sciences shed light on this universe, the mirror of our world? We tell you all about the aerodynamics of dragons, the climate model of Westeros and the grammar of the Dothraki.

Game of Thrones, science is coming

We are delighted to receive Jean Sebastian Steyer, paleontologist of the CNRS and of the National Museum of Natural History and author of the book Game of Thrones and Science published by Belin, an exciting grimoire to which he also contributed Frederic LandraginCNRS Research Director in Linguistics and Automatic Language Processing, and also author of “How to talk to an alien?” And “How does a robot speak?both published by the Bélial editions.

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Documentary resources

find the wire of the program of the day on the twitter feed of La Science, CQFD.

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House of the dragon: why these legendary creatures (too) fascinate researchers (Franceinfo, August 2022)




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The atmosphere of Game Of Thrones explained by Samwell Tarly

Game of Thrones: Artificial Intelligence reveals the end (Science and life, 2019)

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Game of Thrones: who is most likely to die according to science? (Futuroscienza, 2019)

Antiquity in Game of Thrones: a polysemic presence by Stéphane Rolet (OpenEditionNews, 2018)

How to explain the climate of Game Of Thrones? (Science and the future, 2017)

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