This is Christine McKinley

Christine McKinley is a mechanical engineer, musician, and author. Her musical Gracie and the Atom, won a Portland Drammy for Original Score. Her book Physics for Rock Stars will be available June 3, 2014. Christine hosted Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on History Channel and Under New York on Discovery Channel.

Physics for Rock Stars

You Need This Book!

In Physics for Rock Stars, Christine McKinley presents science as performance art. She shows us how to use physics to perform fancy microphone throws, escape from a sinking car with outfit intact, discover your true identity, stop pointlessly spinning your wheels, handle chaos, and keep secrets.

K.C. Cole, Author of Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and his Astonishing Exploratorium

Physics for Rock Stars is a clever, wryly passionate homage to the beauty of physics. It’s also a memoir of a Catholic girlhood, and that makes for a strange mix, but it works. Think Tobias Wolff meets Richard Feynman, only female.
Dan Coffey, a.k.a. public radio's Dr. Science
The laws of physics provide a beautiful, organized framework for decisions and a comforting sense that this business of life is not entirely a game of chance.
From "Physics for Rock Stars"
A solid understanding of the laws of physics will not only help you execute a flawless stage dive and win a fist fight on top of a train, but also help you cultivate a balanced and sane personal life.
From "Physics for Rock Stars"

Shows and Appearances

Jul 24 2014
Christine McKinley in California
Linnaea's Cafe
1110 Garden St.
San Luis Obispo, California
8:00 pm
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Aug 5 2014
Nerd Nite Portland #18 – Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You
Come learn about physics with clarity, humor, music, and real world examples involving ninjas. Christine McKinley, mechanical engineer, musician, and author of Physics for Rock Stars, will explain why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, and how to jump off a moving train or do a perfect stage dive. There will be no equations, numbers, or tricky concepts—just an inspiring and tour through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe.
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Sep 13 2014
Physics for Rock Stars in Eugene
Join Christine McKinley for a brief reading, music, and more at the Eugene Public Library.
100 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR
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