Freelance Math and Science Writer

Field2I am an award-winning freelance math and science journalist and contributing editor at Discover magazine. My work has appeared in  the New York Times, the Washington Post, Discover, Science News, Aeon, Wired, High Country News and many other publications.

My memoir, Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer’s Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand will be published by Rodale Press in May. It describes navigating the science and politics of poorly understood illnesses, based on my experience with chronic fatigue syndrome. I have also written several articles on the topic.

Much of my writing has been about mathematics, a passion of mine. For seven years, I wrote the Math Trek column for Science News, where I delighted in showing my readers how mathematics could reveal so many different facets of the world. I’ve also written about a wide variety of science topics, including the effort to save the Tasmanian devil and how safe it is to eat salmon.

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The image above is called Coral Star, by Michael Field. Learn about the mathematics behind this artwork here.