Thomas Lin

Editor in Chief

<p><em>Quanta</em> unveils a completely re-engineered and redesigned site to better serve our readers and the journalism we produce.</p>
A Note to Readers

The New Familiar Quanta

Quanta unveils a completely re-engineered and redesigned site to better serve our readers and the journalism we produce.

<p><em>Quanta Magazine</em> invites readers to share about their early math and science learning experiences and to explore the interactive survey results.</p>
Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

Do You Love or Hate Math and Science?

Quanta Magazine invites readers to share about their early math and science learning experiences and to explore the interactive survey results.

<p>The theoretical particle physicist Helen Quinn has blazed a singular path from the early days of the Standard Model to the latest overhaul of science education in the United States.</p>
Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

A Wormhole Between Physics and Education

The theoretical particle physicist Helen Quinn has blazed a singular path from the early days of the Standard Model to the latest overhaul of science education in the United States.

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Science is a constantly changing, self-correcting process. Why do we teach it as a collection of old, settled facts?</span></p>
Abstractions blog

Science Evolves. Will Science Education?

Science is a constantly changing, self-correcting process. Why do we teach it as a collection of old, settled facts?

<p>The impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines?</p>
Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

The Art of Teaching Math and Science

The impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines?

<p>Solve this variation of Thomas Kirkman’s famous 1850 puzzle by arranging girls in walking groups. And think fast — the clock is ticking.</p>
Multimedia

The Nine Schoolgirls Challenge

Solve this variation of Thomas Kirkman’s famous 1850 puzzle by arranging girls in walking groups. And think fast — the clock is ticking.

<p>Imagine the fabric of space-time peeled back layer by layer.</p>
The Quantum Fabric of Space-Time

Interactive: What Is Space?

Imagine the fabric of space-time peeled back layer by layer.

<p>Two years ago, Yitang Zhang was virtually unknown. Now his surprise solution to a major problem in number theory has catapulted him to mathematical stardom. Where does he go from here?</p>
Q&A

After Prime Proof, an Unlikely Star Rises

Two years ago, Yitang Zhang was virtually unknown. Now his surprise solution to a major problem in number theory has catapulted him to mathematical stardom. Where does he go from here?

<p>Subhash Khot’s bold conjecture is helping mathematicians explore the precise limits of computation.</p>
2014 Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize Winners

A Grand Vision for the Impossible

Subhash Khot’s bold conjecture is helping mathematicians explore the precise limits of computation.

About the author

Thomas Lin is the founding editor of Quanta Magazine. He joined the Simons Foundation in 2012 after more than seven years at The New York Times, where he managed the online science and national news sections, won a White House News Photographers Association’s “Eyes of History” award, edited the Scientist at Work blog, created the Profiles in Science video series, produced the Science Times podcast, and wrote about science, tennis and technology. He has taught at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and has been a home page editor for The Indianapolis Star, a reporter and photographer covering Queens, New York, a teacher and a mechanical engineer.