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, http://www.viaproductions.org
For more information, contact Amanda Thomas at [masked]