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Physics Department Current Events

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Interdisciplinary Seminar
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Marshak Science Building Room 418N

Dennis Overbye
Science Editor, The New York Times

"Adventures of a Dinosaur in a New Media World"


Dennis Overbye received his B.S. in physics from M.I.T. in 1966. After a career of working for Boeing and other companies, he branched into writing and served in senior editorial positions in the Sky and Telescope and Discover magazines. In 1998 he joined the staff of The New York Times where he is presently a science editor.

Mr. Overbye covers a wide spectrum of physics-related topics, his reporting having ranged from zero-gravity fashion shows to the death of the Earth and the fate of the universe. He has written two books, "Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos" and "Einstein in Love," and has published articles in Time magazine, Science, and The Los Angeles Times among other publications. In 2014 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

Dennis Overbye

Dennis Overbye, Science Editor, The New York Times