Physics Colloquium: The Physics of The New York Times

Cornelia Dean (Brown University/The New York Times)

December 1, 2013

"The Physics of The New York Times"

In modern times, few realms dominate science -- and the popular imagination -- like physics and cosmology. For more than 100 years, The New York Times has attempted to bring these fields to life for its readers. Cornelia Dean, a science writer and former Science Editor of the newspaper will discuss this coverage in a colloquium on 12/2/13. Ms. Dean, the editor of a new collection of Times articles on physics and astrophysics, will discuss how some notable stories came to be, the difficulties of writing about highly technical subjects for a lay audience, and the difficulties that lie ahead for coverage of science.