"A gloriously lucid science writer."

— The Washington Post

Articles & Essays

Sidney Perkowitz has written some 150 online and print articles, essays, blog posts and book chapters on science for popular audiences, including children. His work has appeared in the LA Times, Washington Post, Physics World, and other major media outlets.


Sidney’s professional and popular science activities have led to some 600 national and international media and internet appearances, and public lectures.


Watch and listen to conversations with Sidney on everything from artificial life to big-screen science on the radio, podcasts, and video.


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Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science?

From the American Chemical Society, March 21, 2011

Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour: Science Goes to Hollywood

Dr. Kirsten Sanford and Leo Laporte chat with Sidney about Hollywood...

The Reality of Iron Man

How realistic are the science and physics behind Iron Man? How close are humans to...

CU Science Update: Hollywood Science

It is often said that good stories trump good science. When it’s convenient for...

How powerful is unstoppable?

How realistic is the science and physics behind the new movie Unstoppable? How much...

Is the futuristic world of TRON outdated?

Arguably humans now interact with each other more digitally than in person. We have...

Genetics, Genomics, and Robotics

C-Span aired a panel discussion among scientists and authors about the effect on the...