About Dr. Andrew Porwitzky
I am a professional scientist and freelance writer. Over the years I've authored numerous non-fiction pieces for various blogs (Sidekickcast, Outpost 31, and Panic in the Skies to name a few). A research physicist by trade, I have worked for both the United States Department of Defense and Department of Energy, where my efforts have earned me numerous defense research awards. I hold degrees in both physics and aerospace science, with my doctorate being from the University of Michigan. I live in New Mexico with my wife, son, and two cats.
This website collects links and information pertaining to my various projects, from scientific research to fiction.
An up-to-date record of my scientific publications is maintained on Google Scholar. I also post links to new journal articles on LinkedIn.
The latest information about my writing (along with a bunch of other crap) can be found on my blog under the "Buy My Stuff" category, but below is a rundown.
My Lovecraftian horror story "8-Cube" served as the inspiration for a synth album by Amae. The album comes with an exclusive copy of my story as liner notes. I really love the album, but I may be biased. (I absolutely am biased.)
A number of my flash fiction pieces were published on Elephant Words, and I've put together a collection on Amazon.
I authored over a dozen science articles on the geek blog Panic in the Skies. (I haven't got around to turning these into a book yet.) Some of my favorites are a piece about where trees get their mass, an article about antibiotics prompted by the hospitalization of my son, and my ongoing beef with Bill Nye.