My name is Mika McKinnon.
I trained as a physicist and geophysicist, with an emphasis on fluid dynamics. My research has touched on the beginning and end of the universe, the orbital dynamics of planetary formation, stability of hot spots on Mars, and catastrophic landslides on Earth. I previously worked as a field geophysicist for a small consulting company, doing just about everything, everywhere, eventually. I’m currently a government contractor specializing in disaster & risk reduction, an occasional university instructor, a writer for Physics Today, a travelling public speaker, and a science advisor for the film industry.