Science Journalist in Residence

The University of Florida’s Science Journalist in Residence Program (SJR) brings leading science writers to the UF campus in Gainesville, Florida, to interact with faculty and students. Visiting science journalists give public talks, speak in classes and meet with faculty and students with shared interests across the university. Based in the College of Journalism and Communications, the program has supported visiting science journalists with a wide range of interests and specializations — from sports science to the science of dogs, and from experts in weather science to social media and technology to COVID-19.

Fall 2021 Science Journalist in Residence: Best-Selling Science Author Sam Kean

Sam Kean is The New York Times best-selling author of six books, including The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the ElementsThe Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb; and The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science. NPR’s “Science Friday,” the Royal Society, and The Guardian have each named different titles of Kean’s among their top books of the year. His stories have appeared in The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and Slate, and his work has been featured on NPR’s “Radiolab,” “All Things Considered,” and “Fresh Air.” His podcast, The Disappearing Spoon, debuted at No. 1 on the science podcasts chart on iTunes.

On Nov. 3, from 6 – 7 p.m. ET, join Sam Kean for a conversation about his latest book. For more information on this event, click here.