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Just in time for the season two premiere of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” Michigan State University professors travel back to the 1980s to analyze the strange and supernatural world of the Upside Down.

From the possibility of parallel universes and telekinesis to the power of nostalgia, take a look at what these experts have to say. After all, Spartans don’t lie.

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Johannes Pollanen, assistant professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Natural Science, is an expert on experimental condensed matter physics. He comments on the possibility and science of parallel universes.


S. Marc Breedlove, Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience in the College of Natural Science, is an expert on the development of the nervous system. He talks about the history of telekinesis and the complexity of the human brain.


Gary Hoppenstand, professor of English in the College of Arts and Letters, is an expert on pop culture and film studies. He discusses why ‘80s nostalgia is a powerful tool in “Stranger Things.”

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