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The Science of Sci-Fi

From Warp Speed to Interstellar Travel
Narrated by: Erin Macdonald
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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Lecture 1, Chapter 2 Gravity and Space-time
  • Lecture 1, Chapter 2 Gravity and Space-time
Weaving science and science fiction together
Lecture 4, Chapter 5 Artificial Gravity
  • Lecture 4, Chapter 5 Artificial Gravity
Experimenting on the effects of weightlessness on human bodies
Lecture 10, Chapter 11 Science Fiction and the Frontiers of Science
  • Lecture 10, Chapter 11 Science Fiction and the Frontiers of Science
Working towards warping space-time

  • Lecture 1, Chapter 2 Gravity and Space-time
  • Weaving science and science fiction together
  • Lecture 4, Chapter 5 Artificial Gravity
  • Experimenting on the effects of weightlessness on human bodies
  • Lecture 10, Chapter 11 Science Fiction and the Frontiers of Science
  • Working towards warping space-time

About the Professor

Dr. Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series, Dr. Erin Explains the Universe. Her specialty is in general relativity, having previously worked in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration searching for gravitational waves. She has since found her home in science fiction, consulting with writers, teaching STEM through popular culture, and fulfilling her life goal of becoming a warp drive expert.

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Fun, accessible, knowledgeable and entertaining

Great way to understand what is really possible in sci-fi and why. Always great to have the author also be the narrator as you can hear her passion for the subject in her voice.

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