Anil Ananthaswamy

Other, Heidelberg Institute

Anil Ananthaswamy is an award-winning journalist, former staff writer and deputy news editor for the London based New Scientist magazine, and 2019-20 MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow. He has been a guest editor for the science writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a freelance feature editor for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science’s Front Matter. He contributes regularly to the Quanta Magazine, Scientific American, Knowable Magazine and New Scientist, and has also written for Nature, Discover, Nautilus, Aeon, The Wall Street Journal and the UK’s Literary Review. His first book, The Edge of Physics, was voted book of the year in 2010 by Physics World, and his second book, The Man Who Wasn’t There, won a Nautilus Book Award in 2015 and was longlisted for the 2016 Pen/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His latest popular science book on quantum mechanics, Through Two Doors at Once (August 2018), was named one of Forbes's 2018 Best Books on Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics.