Anchorage Science Pub: Physics for Rock Stars

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Title: Physics for Rock Stars: Maxwell’s Demon: heat, loss & chaos
Presenter:
Christine McKinley
Recorded:
 January 8, 2017
Location: Tap Root Public House

“Christine McKinley will explain the simple beauty of the laws of thermodynamics: Energy can’t be created or destroyed. Everything we do creates more chaos. Even for the unscientific, these are powerful guiding principles. Christine will also explain what “hot” and “cold” mean on a molecular level, why Scottish physicist James Maxwell created an imaginary demon, and what that little demon means to us today.

Christine McKinley is a mechanical engineer, writer, musician, and obsessive thermodynamics geek. Her musical Gracie and the Atom, won a Portland Drammy for Original Score. Her book Physics for Rock Stars was published in 2014 by Penguin Random House. Christine hosted Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on History Channel and Under New York on Discovery Channel.”

Find out more about Christine McKinley at her website.

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Heather Aronno is a Journalism & Public Communications graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her passion is community involvement, which has found a place within most of the work and projects with which she is involved. A transplant from the lower 48, Heather has lived in Anchorage, Alaska since the summer of 2005. Fortunately, it was a nice summer, and she's considered Alaska her home ever since.

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