Editor At Large, Context Blog Author
Tom Siegfried is the Editor at Large and author of the Context blog. In addition to Science News, his work has appeared in Science, Nature, Astronomy, New Scientist and Smithsonian. From 2007 to 2012 he was editor in chief of Science News, and he was the managing editor from 2014 to 2017. Previously he was the science editor of The Dallas Morning News. He is the author of three books: The Bit and the Pendulum, (Wiley, 2000); Strange Matters (National Academy of Sciences’ Joseph Henry Press, 2002); and A Beautiful Math (2006, Joseph Henry Press).
Tom was born in Lakewood, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Avon. He earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University with majors in journalism, chemistry and history, and has a master of arts with a major in journalism and a minor in physics from the University of Texas at Austin.
His awards include the American Geophysical Union's Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism, the Science-in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science-Westinghouse Award, the American Chemical Society’s James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public, and the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award. He is currently on the board of directors and serves as treasurer for the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.