Dr. Erin Macdonald

Astrophysicist and Science Fiction Consultant

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. She lives in Los Angeles working as a technical advisor at SAIC and was recently announced as a science consultant for the Star Trek franchise.

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Space Technology Hall of Fame Luncheon

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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