John Timmer

Brooklyn, NY

Former biologist turned journalist.

Science Editor for Ars Technica.

Editor at Download the Universe.

Organizer of SONYC.

Random musings can be found on Twitter.


Things I teach

Digital media for scientists at Stony Brook's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Writing effective papers at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Cornell Medical College.

I've also done individual lectures at Hunter College, Providence College, Rockefeller University, and Columbia University's School of Public Health.


Things I've written

A tale about some heart problems that run in my family for The Story Collider.

A discussion of how being 99% sure just doesn't cut it when it comes to dark matter for Nautilus.

I've been invited to Stockholm for the Nobel Week Dialogues. I wrote for their blog and appeared on a panel to discuss science communications.


Media Appearances

I've talked about nuclear power on Which Way LA? on Santa Monica Public Radio.

I've also been on New Hampshire Public Radio to talk about giant viruses.

  • Work
    • Ars Technica
  • Education
    • Columbia University
    • University of California, Berkeley