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Carl Zimmer

Matter Columnist, The New York Times; Author; Professor Adjunct, Biophysics and Biochemistry, and Lecturer in English, Yale University

Carl Zimmer is a columnist for The New York Times, writing the Matter science column, and the author of 14 books about science. He is also a professor adjunct of biophysics and biochemistry and lecturer in English at Yale University. Previously a senior editor at Discover, Zimmer has contributed to National Geographic, TIME, and Scientific American, among others. His latest book is Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive. Zimmer’s previous book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, won the 2019 Communication Award of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Other honors include winning the Science Journalism Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science three times.

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