Director, Science Communication Program, University of California, Santa Cruz
Robert Irion is director of the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has worked as a science journalist for 25 years, specializing in writing about astronomy and physical sciences. His work has appeared in publications including National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Discover. His book One Universe, co-authored with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Charles Liu, received the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. He is a two-time winner of the David N. Schramm Award for High Energy Astrophysics Science Journalism.