Marcia Bartusiak

Marcia Bartusiak

Professor of the Practice and Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Science Writing at MIT
Marcia  Bartusiak

Marcia Bartusiak is Professor of the Practice of the Graduate Program in Science Writing at MIT. Combining her undergraduate training as a journalist with a master’s degree in physics, she has been covering the fields of astronomy and physics for more than three decades and has published in a variety of publications, including Science, Smithsonian, Discover, National Geographic, and Astronomy. The author of five books, her latest is The Day We Found the Universe, about the birth of modern cosmology in the 1920s, which received the History of Science Society’s 2010 Davis Prize for best history of science book for the public. In 2006 Bartusiak received the prestigious Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics for her significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, and humanistic dimension of physics and in 2008 was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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