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Physics Careers Seminar: "Scientific Communication Roundtable Discussion"

Event Type
Department of Physics
204 Loomis (Interaction Room)
Feb 20, 2019   10:00 am  
Kenneth Chang (New York Times), David Ehrenstein (American Physical Society), and Phil Schewe (JQI, U. of Maryland)
Lance Cooper

Abstract: Informal roundtable discussion about opportunities in science writing.

Bios: Kenneth Chang — Kenneth Chang graduated cum laude with a B.A. in physics from Princeton University in 1987. He also received an M.S. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1995. Kenneth has been a science reporter at The New York Times since 2000. He covers chemistry, geology, solid state physics, nanotechnology, Pluto, plague and other scientific miscellany. Before joining The Times, Kenneth was a science writer for from 1997 to 2000. In the summer of 1997, he covered science news for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., and from 1996 to 1997 he reported on education news for Greenwich Time in Greenwich, Conn. From 1995 to 2000, Kenneth was also a freelance writer, writing for the Baltimore Sun, Newsday, San Diego Union-Tribune, Science, United Press International and Santa Cruz County Sentinel. He began his reporting career interning at the Los Angeles Times.

David Ehrenstein — was the founding editor of Physical Review Focus; he got his PhD from the UIUC Dept. of Physics in experimental biological physics. You can read about his career at

Philip Schewe — Phil Schewe is at the University of Maryland. Phil got a BS degree in Physics from UIUC and a PhD from Michigan State in high-energy physics. For many years he was the media liaison for the American Institute of Physics. You can read more about him at

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