Joshua Roebke

Contributing Writer

Sau Lan Wu at CERN, 2018
Q&A

Three Major Physics Discoveries and Counting

Sau Lan Wu spent decades working to establish the Standard Model of particle physics. Now she’s searching for what lies beyond it.

About the author

Joshua Roebke studied nuclear physics and Spanish literature in college. He quit his Ph.D. program in theoretical high-energy physics to become a writer and editor. He is currently finishing his first book, a cultural and political history of particle physics, titled The Invisible World. The book won the Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant, and it will be published in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His writing has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, Scientific American, The Kenyon Review, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere. He is currently a researcher at the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he sometimes teaches literature and writing.