This is an occasional blog collecting essays, blog posts, and various writings I’ve written. A number of these have previously appeared on Athena Andreadis’ blog, Starship Reckless, while others have appeared on Science In My Fiction.
I am a professor of physics at San Diego State University; my research revolves mostly around theoretical nuclear physics and the quantum structure of atomic nuclei. Hence the title. I’m also a “pro” (by the definition of the Science Fiction Writers of America) science fiction author, and have even had over twenty poems published. Also hence the title. For a while at SDSU I taught a course on Science and Science Fiction, although due to budget constraints we could not offer that course any longer.
I plan to write about science, about fiction, and especially about science fiction. I hope you enjoy. I do request civil behavior; strangely enough, even science can stir up trolls. Although I am employed by a public university, this is a private blog.