Science Writing Award

Science Writing Award

The 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

2006 - Barbara GoldsmithWW Norton and Atlas Books"Obsessive Genius"

2005 - 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 ] ]

2003 - Diane TennantThe Virginian-Pilot"A Cosmic Tale"

2002 - No award given

2001 - 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 ] ]

2000 - Ron CowenUSA Today"Quantum Leap in Research Draws Cosmic Insight Closer"

Science News"Travelin' Light"

The Washington Post"Now Hear This!"

1999 - Michael LemonickOther Worlds: The Search for Life in the UniverseSimon & Schuster

1998 - Robyn Suriano and Todd HalvorsonFlorida Today"Cassini: Debating the Risks"

1997 - 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)

1995 - Gary TaubesDiscover Magazine"Welcome to Femtoland"

1994 - Dick TeresiOmni Magazine"The Last Great Experiment of the 20th Century"

1993- Billy GoodmanAir & Space Magazine"The Planet Hunters"

1992 - Dennis OverbyeHarper Collins PublishersLonely Hearts of the Cosmos

1991 - Charles PetitMosiac Magazine"Vanishingly Close to Absolute Zero"

1990 - Jerry BishopThe Wall Street Journal"Cold Fusion" [ [http://www.newenergytimes.com/PR/TheFirstColdFusionJournalist.htm New Energy Times ] ]

1989 - Timothy FerrisWilliam & Morrow IncComing of Age in the Milky Way

1988 - Richard PrestonThe Atlantic Monthly PressFirst Light

1987 - Shannon Brownlee & Allan ChenDiscover Magazine"Waiting for the Big One"

1986 - Arthur FisherMosaic"Chaos: The Ultimate Asymmetry"

1985 - Ben PatruskyWorld Book Yearbook"The Wandering Continents"

1984 - John TierneyDiscover Magazine"Perpetual Commotion"

1983 - Martin GardnerDiscover Magazine"Quantum Weirdness"

1982 - Marcia F. BartusiakDiscover Magazine"The Ultimate Timepiece"

1981 - Leo JanusScience 80 Magazine"Timekeepers of the Solar System"

1980 - Dennis OverbyeOmni Magazine"The Wizard of Time and Space"

1979 - Robert C. CowenThe Christian Science Monitor"The New Astronomy"

1978 - Timothy FerrisThe Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe

1977 - William D. MetzScience Magazine"Fusion Research"

1976 - Frederic GoldenTime Magazine"Forecast: Earthquake"

1975 - Tom AlexanderFortune Magazine"Ominous Changes in the World's Weather"

1974 - Patrick YoungThe National Observer"A Quake Is Due at..."

1973 - Edward EdelsonThe New York News"The Mystery of Space"

1972 - Jerry E. BishopThe Wall Street Journal"Celestial Clue"

1971 - Kenneth WeaverNational Geographic"Voyage to the Planets"

1970 - C.P. GilmorePopular Science"Can We Stop Earthquakes from Happening"

1969 - Walter S. SullivanThe New York Times"Flight of Apollo 8"

1968 - William J. PerkinsonThe Baltimore Sun"ABM Primer: Physics for Defense"

Past winners: Scientist

2006 - Simon SinghHarper Collins"Big Bang"

2005 - Neil DeGrasse TysonNatural History Magazine"In the Beginning"

2004 - 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 ] ]

2003 - Ray JayawardhanaAstronomy Magazine"Beyond Black"

2002 - Lawrence KraussLittle, Brown & CoAtom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond

Honorable Mention: Ken CroswellThe Free PressThe Universe at Midnight

2001 - 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 ] ]

2000 - Charles H. Townes 9Charles Townes)Oxford University PressHow the Laser Happened

1999 - John Wheeler and Kenneth FordW.W. NortonGeons, Black Holes & Quantum Foam

1998 - Leonard SusskindScientific American MagazineBlack Holes and the Information Paradox

1997 - Award postponed until 1998

1996 - Mitchell Begelman & Martin ReesW.H. Freeman & Co. Gravity's Fatal Attraction - Black Holes in the Universe

1995 - Eric J. ChaissonHarperCollins PublishingThe Hubble Wars

1994 - Kip S. Thorne (Kip Thorne)W.W. Norton & CompanyBlack Holes and Time Warps; Einstein's Outrageous Legacy

1993 - Hans C. von BaeyerRandom HouseTaming the Atom

1992 - David C. CassidyW.H. Freeman & Co.Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg

1991 - H.W. LewisW.W. Norton & Co.Technological Risk

1990 - Bruce MurrayW.W. Norton & Co.Journey Into Space

1989 - Mark LittmannJohn Wiley & SonsPlanets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System

1988 - Michael RiordanSimon & SchusterThe Hunting of the Quark

1987 - Clifford Martin WillBasic BooksWas Einstein Right?

1986 - Donald GoldsmithWalker and CompanyNemesis: The Death Star

1985 - Edwin C. KruppMacMillan Publishing CompanyThe Comet and You

1984 - George GreensteinFreundlich BooksFrozen Star

1983 - Abraham PaisOxford University PressSubtle Is the Lord...The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

1982 - Heinz PagelsSimon & SchusterThe Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature

1981 - Eric ChaissonLittle, Brown & CompanyCosmic Dawn

1980 - William J. Kaufmann, IIIW.H. Freeman & CompanyBlack Holes and Warped Spacetime

1979 - Hans C. von BaeyerAlumni Gazette, College of William & Mary"The Wonder of Gravity"

1978 - Edwin C. KruppDoubleday & CompanyIn Search of Ancient Astronomies

1977 - Steven WeinbergBasic Books, Inc.The First Three Minutes

1976 - Jeremy BernsteinThe New Yorker"Physicist: I.I. Rabi"

1975 - Robert H. MarchScience Year"The Quandry Over Quarks"

1974 - Robert D. ChapmanNASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterComet Kohoutek

1973 - Banesh HoffmannViking PressAlbert Einstein: Creator and Rebel

1972 - Dietrich SchroeerAddison-WesleyPhysics & Its Fifth Dimension: Society

1971 - Robert H. MarchMacGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.Physics for Poets

1970 - Jeremy Bernstein(written for) Atomic Energy CommissionThe Elusive Neutrino

1969 - Kip S. ThorneScience Year"The Death of a Star"

Past Winners: Children's

2006 - David Garrison, Shannon Hunt and Jude IsabellaKids Can Press"Fantastic Feats and Failures"

2005 - Bea Uusma SchyffertChronicle Books"The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon"

2004 - Marianne DysonNational Geographic"Home on the Moon: Living in the Space Frontier" [ [http://www.agu.org/inside/honors.html#Sullivan AGU Honors ] ]

2003 - Ron MillerTwenty-First Century Books, a Division of The Millbrook PressWorlds Beyond Series: Extrasolar Planets, The Sun, Jupiter, and Venus

2002 - Fred BortzThe Millbrook PressTechno-Matter: The Materials Behind the Marvels

2001 - Cynthia Pratt NicolsonKids Can PressExploring Space [ [http://www.physicstoday.org/pt/vol-54/iss-12/p68a.html Physics Today December 2001 ] ]

2000 - Jill Frankel HauserWilliamson PublishingScience Play!Gizmos & Gadgets

1999 - Elaine ScottHyperion Books for ChildrenClose Encounters

1998 - Barbara TaylorHenry Holt and CompanyEarth Explained

1997 - Donald SilverSilver Burdett PressExtinction is Forever

1996 - Steve TomecekW.H. Freeman and CompanyBouncing & Bending Light

1995 - Sally Ride and Tam O'ShaughnessyCrown Publishers, Inc.The Third Planet: Exploring the Earth from Space

1994 - Wendy Baker, Andrew Haslam, and Alexandra ParsonsMacmillanMake it Work!

1993 - Gail GibbonsHoliday HouseStargazers

1992 - Gloria SkurzynskiBradbury PressAlmost The Real Thing

1991 - Richard MaurerSimon & Schuster Inc.Airborne

1990 - David MacaulayHoughton Mifflin CompanyThe Way Things Work

1989 - Gail Kay HainesPutnam & GrossetMicromysteries

1988 - Susan Kovacs Buxbaum, Rita Golden Graham, and Maryann Cocca-LefflerBasic BooksSplash! All About Baths

Past winner: Broadcast Media

2006 - David KestenbaumNational Public Radio"Einstein's Miraculous Year: How Smart was Einstein?"

2005 - John PalfremanWNET New York"Innovation: Light Speed"

2004 - William S. Hammack"Public Radio Pieces" WILL-AM Radio

2003 - Jim Handman, Pat Senson, and Bob McDonaldCBC Radio"It's About Time"

2002 - David KestenbaumNational Public Radio"Measuring Muons" (Real Media file)

2001 - 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 ] ]

2000 - Craig HeapsKTVU- TVTime & SpaceSpace Weather

1999 - Dan FalkCBC RadioFrom Empedocles to Einstein

1998 - Sandy Rathbun and Dave GreenleafKVOA-TVAsteroid: The Real Story

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