Margaret Wertheim

Margaret Wertheim

Margaret Wertheim is a science writer, curator, and artist whose work focuses on relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. She is the author of six books including Pythagoras' Trousers, a history of physics and religion; The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace, a history of scientific concepts of space; and Physics on the Fringe, a ground-breaking exploration of outsider science.

She is an Op-Ed contributor to the Los Angeles Times and for five years wrote the "Quark Soup" column for the LA Weekly. As a journalist, Margaret has written for The New York Times, New Scientist, the Guardian, and many other publications. She is a contributing editor to Cabinet, the arts and science quarterly, and writes regular pieces for Cabinet about IFF subjects. Margaret is the co-founder and director of the Institute For Figuring, an organization that promotes public understanding of the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics.

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