Sidney Perkowitz is an American scientist and science writer. He studied physics at the Polytechnic University of New York and earned his Ph. D. in 1967 at the University of Pennsylvania where he researched the properties of matter. Starting in the 1990s, he focused on presenting science to non-scientists and began to write popular science books that have been translated into several languages. His book "Hollywood Science" discovers many physical errors and enables the general public to take a scientiﬁc view of popular blockbusters.