- Science Writing Award
American Institute of Physics(AIP) institute their Science Writing Award to "promote effective science communication in print and broadcast media in order to improve the general public's appreciation of physics, astronomy, and allied science fields." [ [http://www.aip.org/aip/writing/ Science Writing Award - American Institute of Physics ] ] The winner receives $3000, and an engraved Windsor Chair. The awards is given in four broad categories: 1) Work by a Professional Journalist, 2) work by a practicing scientist, 3) work intended for children and 4) work done in broadcast media. Notable winners of this award include Nobel Prize winners Charles Townes, Steven Weinberg; other notables winners include Simon Singh, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, John Wheeler, Kip Thorne, Leonard Susskind, Clifford Martin Will, Abraham Pais, Heinz Pagels, Banesh Hoffmann, and Martin Gardner.
Past Winners: Journalist
Barbara GoldsmithWW Norton and Atlas Books"Obsessive Genius"
Michael MoyerPopular Science"Journey to the 10th Dimension"
2004 - J.
Madeleine NashWarner BooksEl Niño: Unlocking the Secrets of the Master Weather-Maker [ [http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA504636.html Best Sci-Tech Books 2004: The Masters of Science Writing - 3/1/2005 - Library Journal ] ]
Diane TennantThe Virginian-Pilot"A Cosmic Tale"
2002 - No award given
Marcia BartusiakJoseph Henry PressEinstein's Unfinished Symphony [ [http://www.physicstoday.org/pt/vol-54/iss-12/p68a.html Physics Today December 2001 ] ] [ [http://www.insidescience.org/isns/reports/2007/001.html Science Writer Awarded AIP Cultural Prize ] ]
Ron CowenUSA Today"Quantum Leap in Research Draws Cosmic Insight Closer"
Science News"Travelin' Light"
The Washington Post"Now Hear This!"
Michael LemonickOther Worlds: The Search for Life in the UniverseSimon & Schuster
Robyn Surianoand Todd HalvorsonFlorida Today"Cassini: Debating the Risks"
Hazel MuirNew Scientist Magazine"Watch Out, Here Comes the Sun""A Fast Rain's Going to Fall"
1996 - K.C. ColeThe Los Angeles Times(3 newspaper articles)
Gary TaubesDiscover Magazine"Welcome to Femtoland"
Dick TeresiOmni Magazine"The Last Great Experiment of the 20th Century"
Billy GoodmanAir & Space Magazine"The Planet Hunters"
Dennis OverbyeHarper Collins PublishersLonely Hearts of the Cosmos
Charles PetitMosiac Magazine"Vanishingly Close to Absolute Zero"
Jerry BishopThe Wall Street Journal"Cold Fusion" [ [http://www.newenergytimes.com/PR/TheFirstColdFusionJournalist.htm New Energy Times ] ]
Timothy FerrisWilliam & Morrow IncComing of Age in the Milky Way
Richard PrestonThe Atlantic Monthly PressFirst Light
Shannon Brownlee& Allan ChenDiscover Magazine"Waiting for the Big One"
Arthur FisherMosaic"Chaos: The Ultimate Asymmetry"
Ben PatruskyWorld Book Yearbook"The Wandering Continents"
John TierneyDiscover Magazine"Perpetual Commotion"
Martin GardnerDiscover Magazine"Quantum Weirdness"
Marcia F. BartusiakDiscover Magazine"The Ultimate Timepiece"
Leo JanusScience 80 Magazine"Timekeepers of the Solar System"
Dennis OverbyeOmni Magazine"The Wizard of Time and Space"
Robert C. CowenThe Christian Science Monitor"The New Astronomy"
Timothy FerrisThe Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe
William D. MetzScience Magazine"Fusion Research"
Frederic GoldenTime Magazine"Forecast: Earthquake"
1975 - Tom AlexanderFortune Magazine"Ominous Changes in the World's Weather"
Patrick YoungThe National Observer"A Quake Is Due at..."
Edward EdelsonThe New York News"The Mystery of Space"
Jerry E. BishopThe Wall Street Journal"Celestial Clue"
Kenneth WeaverNational Geographic"Voyage to the Planets"
C.P. GilmorePopular Science"Can We Stop Earthquakes from Happening"
Walter S. SullivanThe New York Times"Flight of Apollo 8"
William J. PerkinsonThe Baltimore Sun"ABM Primer: Physics for Defense"
Past winners: Scientist
Simon SinghHarper Collins"Big Bang"
Neil DeGrasse TysonNatural History Magazine"In the Beginning"
Len FisherArcade Publishing, Inc."How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life"www.lenfisher.co.uk [ [http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA504636.html Best Sci-Tech Books 2004: The Masters of Science Writing - 3/1/2005 - Library Journal ] ]
Ray JayawardhanaAstronomy Magazine"Beyond Black"
Lawrence KraussLittle, Brown & CoAtom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond
Ken CroswellThe Free PressThe Universe at Midnight
Neil de Grasse Tyson, Charles Liu, and Robert IrionJoseph Henry PressOne Universe [ [http://www.physicstoday.org/pt/vol-54/iss-12/p68a.html Physics Today December 2001 ] ]
Charles H. Townes9 Charles Townes)Oxford University PressHow the Laser Happened
John Wheelerand Kenneth FordW.W. NortonGeons, Black Holes & Quantum Foam
Leonard SusskindScientific American MagazineBlack Holes and the Information Paradox
1997 - Award postponed until 1998
Mitchell Begelman& Martin ReesW.H. Freeman & Co. Gravity's Fatal Attraction - Black Holes in the Universe
Eric J. ChaissonHarperCollins PublishingThe Hubble Wars
1994 - Kip S. Thorne (
Kip Thorne)W.W. Norton & CompanyBlack Holes and Time Warps; Einstein's Outrageous Legacy
Hans C. von BaeyerRandom HouseTaming the Atom
David C. CassidyW.H. Freeman & Co.Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg
H.W. LewisW.W. Norton & Co.Technological Risk
Bruce MurrayW.W. Norton & Co.Journey Into Space
Mark LittmannJohn Wiley & SonsPlanets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System
Michael RiordanSimon & SchusterThe Hunting of the Quark
Clifford Martin WillBasic BooksWas Einstein Right?
Donald GoldsmithWalker and CompanyNemesis: The Death Star
Edwin C. KruppMacMillan Publishing CompanyThe Comet and You
George GreensteinFreundlich BooksFrozen Star
Abraham PaisOxford University PressSubtle Is the Lord...The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein
Heinz PagelsSimon & SchusterThe Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature
Eric ChaissonLittle, Brown & CompanyCosmic Dawn
William J. Kaufmann, IIIW.H. Freeman & CompanyBlack Holes and Warped Spacetime
Hans C. von BaeyerAlumni Gazette, College of William & Mary"The Wonder of Gravity"
Edwin C. KruppDoubleday & CompanyIn Search of Ancient Astronomies
Steven WeinbergBasic Books, Inc.The First Three Minutes
Jeremy BernsteinThe New Yorker"Physicist: I.I. Rabi"
Robert H. MarchScience Year"The Quandry Over Quarks"
Robert D. ChapmanNASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterComet Kohoutek
Banesh HoffmannViking PressAlbert Einstein: Creator and Rebel
Dietrich SchroeerAddison-WesleyPhysics & Its Fifth Dimension: Society
Robert H. MarchMacGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.Physics for Poets
Jeremy Bernstein(written for) Atomic Energy CommissionThe Elusive Neutrino
Kip S. ThorneScience Year"The Death of a Star"
Past Winners: Children's
David Garrison, Shannon Huntand Jude IsabellaKids Can Press"Fantastic Feats and Failures"
Bea Uusma SchyffertChronicle Books"The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon"
Marianne DysonNational Geographic"Home on the Moon: Living in the Space Frontier" [ [http://www.agu.org/inside/honors.html#Sullivan AGU Honors ] ]
Ron MillerTwenty-First Century Books, a Division of The Millbrook PressWorlds Beyond Series: Extrasolar Planets, The Sun, Jupiter, and Venus
Fred BortzThe Millbrook PressTechno-Matter: The Materials Behind the Marvels
Cynthia Pratt NicolsonKids Can PressExploring Space [ [http://www.physicstoday.org/pt/vol-54/iss-12/p68a.html Physics Today December 2001 ] ]
Jill Frankel HauserWilliamson PublishingScience Play!Gizmos & Gadgets
Elaine ScottHyperion Books for ChildrenClose Encounters
Barbara TaylorHenry Holt and CompanyEarth Explained
Donald SilverSilver Burdett PressExtinction is Forever
Steve TomecekW.H. Freeman and CompanyBouncing & Bending Light
Sally Rideand Tam O'ShaughnessyCrown Publishers, Inc.The Third Planet: Exploring the Earth from Space
Wendy Baker, Andrew Haslam, and Alexandra ParsonsMacmillanMake it Work!
Gail GibbonsHoliday HouseStargazers
Gloria SkurzynskiBradbury PressAlmost The Real Thing
Richard MaurerSimon & Schuster Inc.Airborne
David MacaulayHoughton Mifflin CompanyThe Way Things Work
Gail Kay HainesPutnam & GrossetMicromysteries
Susan Kovacs Buxbaum, Rita Golden Graham, and Maryann Cocca-LefflerBasic BooksSplash! All About Baths
Past winner: Broadcast Media
David KestenbaumNational Public Radio"Einstein's Miraculous Year: How Smart was Einstein?"
John PalfremanWNET New York"Innovation: Light Speed"
William S. Hammack"Public Radio Pieces" WILL-AM Radio
Jim Handman, Pat Senson, and Bob McDonaldCBC Radio"It's About Time"
David KestenbaumNational Public Radio"Measuring Muons" (Real Media file)
Jon PalfremanWGBH- Frontline/NOVA"What's Up with the Weather?" [ [http://www.physicstoday.org/pt/vol-54/iss-12/p68a.html Physics Today December 2001 ] ]
Craig HeapsKTVU- TVTime & SpaceSpace Weather
Dan FalkCBC RadioFrom Empedocles to Einstein
Sandy Rathbunand Dave GreenleafKVOA-TVAsteroid: The Real Story
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