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"

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Apr 19 2015
3026 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405
6 pm $5.00

Momentum is what keeps us going—a good thing if you’re heading in the right direction (not so great if you’re heading off a cliff). “A body in motion stays in motion,” Newton taught us—unless it encounters friction, forces pulling it off course, or sudden appearance of a brick wall. And there’s the, er, rub. Resistance, distractions and obstacles are the stuff of life. Which makes it all the more impressive when people not only create their own momentum, but keep things rolling, growing, and gathering momentum along the way. For our April 19th Categorically Not! we’ll hear from experts who’ve used momentum to skateboard into public diplomacy, make LA the envy of the lit world, and become rock stars.
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