Author Archives: Mika

Science in Fiction, elsewhere on the internet

I’ve started writing for Physics Today, covering how science and technology is used in the entertainment industries. The first column for Enterprise just went live, looking at how a traditional geoscience tool, LiDAR, is used on sets to map spaces … Continue reading

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Summer Science Program 2013

I’m heading to New Mexico to chat with Summer Science Program students, alumni, and stray members of the public for the Open House this weekend. If you’re in Socorro and want to talk about disasters, science fiction, and highly non-linear … Continue reading

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DragonCon 2013

I’ll be back at DragonCon this year! Scheduling TBD, although I suspect I’ll be poking around several tracks again.

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Continuum

I’m writing a column for reviewing science in television in movies over at Physics Today. This month’s instalment? Continuum, a police drama set in present-day and near-future Vancouver exploits the possibility of jumping back and forth in time.

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#saveBCfilm

Why do I support expanding BC tax credits to match other Canadian provinces? Because BC needs to support its knowledge-economies. The resource industry alone cannot support the hopes, dreams, careers, and futures of this province. Because BC specializes in creating … Continue reading

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Reemergence

I’ve finally resumed city-life and will be back to writing again. Considering that I’ve got an enormous pile of desperately-in-need-of-love-and-attention draft posts to start from, any requests with where I should start? Science from a neglected Stargate episode? Tales from … Continue reading

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Summer Science Program

Do you know science-inclined high school students who would love a chance to work themselves into exhaustion this summer? The Summer Science Program teaches physics, mathematics, astronomy, and computer science while setting students on telescopes to monitor and collect data … Continue reading

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Dragon*Con: Apocalypse Rising

I’m visiting the DragonCon Apocalypse Rising Track for two panels on Friday afternoon and Monday morning; check my schedule for the other tracks I’ll be at during DragonCon 2012. 2012: It’s Here Friday, August 31: 4:00pm-5:00pm Westin Vinings 1-2, 6th … Continue reading

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Dragon*Con: Space Track

I’m visiting the DragonCon Space Track for one panel on Friday; check my schedule for the other tracks I’ll be at during DragonCon 2012. To Boldly Go – Where? Friday, August 31: 11:30am-12:30pm Hilton 203, 2nd floor Panel & audience … Continue reading

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DragonCon: Science Track

I’m visiting the DragonCon Science Track for one panel on Sunday; check my schedule for the other tracks I’ll be at during DragonCon 2012. Disasters Past, Present, and Future – Hear from the Feds Sunday September 2: 11:30am-12:30pm Hilton 202, … Continue reading

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