Gabriel Popkin – Independent Journalist

Gabriel Popkin – Independent Journalist


Gabriel is an independent science and environmental writer based just outside Washington, DC, with 15 years of professional experience. He has written more than 300 news and feature stories for more than 30 publications, ranging from popular venues such as the New York Times and Washington Post to more scientist-oriented publications such as Science and Nature. Gabriel has also edited a large variety of articles and reports for both technical and non-technical audiences. He specializes in the physical and life/environmental sciences, but has covered research across the scientific spectrum, from plants to planets, batteries to bacteria, cancer to climate. In addition to demystifying scientific topics for non-specialist audiences, he looks for the human stories behind the science.

Gabriel studied science writing at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as physics (and many other things) at Wesleyan University and Columbia University. He grew up in Lexington and knows UK well, since his father has taught history there since 1978.

All sessions by Gabriel Popkin – Independent Journalist

Science Journalism and Communication

29 Aug 2020
13:00 - 13:55