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Nerd Nite Portland #18 – Physics for Rock Stars

Nerd Nite Portland #18 – Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet soundly academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm
Where: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland
Cost: $8.00 advance tickets, $10.00 suggested cover at the door
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available at the Clinton Street Theater. There are several restaurants in the neighborhood, and you’re welcome to bring food into the theater with 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.

Find out more about McKinley’s book in this Portland Monthly Magazine article from June 2014.


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

Nerd Nite Portland is hosted by Via Productions, LLC,

For more information, contact Amanda Thomas at [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't make it this time. Will the presentation be shared on SlideShare?

    August 5, 2014

    • Amanda T.

      Hey there, sorry for the delayed response! She didn't have slides, but I'm happy to say that I've posted an excerpt of her talk as Episode 2 of our new podcast, A Scientist Walks Into A Bar: http://www.viaproduct...­

      November 4, 2014

  • Ozzie D.

    We're at Savoy sitting outside.

    August 5, 2014

  • GabrielF

    Is there a gathering scheduled after the event?

    2 · August 2, 2014

    • Jeanne

      hey stranger ~ mmmmaybe see you there

      August 4, 2014

    • GabrielF

      Jeanne, changed my RSVP......maybe next time.

      August 5, 2014

  • Ozzie D.

    Headed there now for some pre-nerding brews.

    August 5, 2014

  • McKinley

    There's a great bar next door. We could gather there after!

    4 · August 4, 2014

  • Gisella B

    In Portland for a night, looking forward to this!

    August 2, 2014

  • Caleb S.

    ...because nerds give good head.

    2 · July 21, 2014

  • Barry W. K.

    I left the heads to join the nerds

    1 · July 14, 2014

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