Quanta Magazine Writers Recognized for Work Covering Physics and Mathematics

Two Quanta Magazine writers have been recognized for their recent work covering physics and mathematics.

Natalie Wolchover, Quanta’s senior physics writer, won the American Institute of Physics’ 2017 Science Communication Award in the articles category for her story “What No New Particles Means for Physics.” The judges described Wolchover’s article as doing “a beautiful job of creating drama and intrigue from what amounts, essentially, to no new findings and bravely and simply states the crux of the crisis.” The award comes with a $3,000 prize and an engraved Windsor chair.

Kevin Hartnett, Quanta’s senior math writer, will be featured in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017 for his feature “A Unified Theory of Randomness.” The annual anthology is published by Princeton University Press, and Hartnett’s writing has now appeared in three editions. The 2016 edition showcased his Quanta article “A Proof that Some Spaces Can’t Be Cut,” and the 2013 edition featured his Boston Globe article “An ABC proof too tough even for mathematicians.”