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.
Writing and Such
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. You can also subscribe to my monthly(ish) email newsletter to keep updated.
My science fiction short story "Travelers' Crossing" was published in the Winter 2021 issue of The Colored Lens. You can purchase it on Amazon Kindle.
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've 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.
There are a few recordings of my voice floating around the aether, if you're into that sort of thing. I co-hosted nine episodes of The Sidekickcast and created an experimental podcast called A Page of Science.
An up-to-date record of my scientific publications is maintained on Google Scholar. I also post links to new journal articles on LinkedIn.