Anil Ananthaswamy

Science Communicator in Residence
Dates of Visit: Jun. 1Dec. 15, 2021
Dates of Visit: Aug. 15Dec. 14, 2018

Anil Ananthaswamy is an award-winning journalist and former staff writer and deputy news editor for the London based New Scientist magazine. He has been a guest editor for the science writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and organizes and teaches an annual science journalism workshop at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India. He is a freelance feature editor for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science’s Front Matter. He contributes regularly to the New Scientist, and has also written for Nature, National Geographic News, Discover, Nautilus, Matter, 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 popular science book on quantum mechanics, Through Two Doors at Once, will be published in August 2018. Before becoming a journalist, Anil worked as a software engineer in Berkeley, CA.