George Johnson

Author, Santa Fe, New Mexico

George Johnson has written about science for the New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, Slate, Scientific American, Wired, The Atlantic, and other publications. His most recent book, “The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments,” is being translated into 15 languages. He is the author of nine books, including “Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for Order” and “Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics.” Both were finalists for the Royal Society Science Book Prize. His latest book, “The Cancer Chronicles,” will be published in 2013. A winner of the AAAS Science Journalism Award, he is co-director of the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop and a former Alicia Patterson fellow. A graduate of the University of New Mexico and American University, his first reporting job was covering the police beat for the Albuquerque Journal. He lives in Santa Fe and can be found on the Web at