Other Writing

Charles Seife began writing about science and mathematics in college. Shortly after graduation, his first professional piece, a profile of mathematician John Horton Conway, was published in The Sciences. As graduate student in mathematics, he continued writing, and a brief stint with The Economist in London convinced him to become a full-time journalist.

After returning to the United States, he wrote for Science, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and a number of other outlets. In 1997, Seife became a U.S. Correspondent for New Scientist magazine, where he wrote about physics, astronomy, computer science, and mathematics. In 2000, he moved to Science magazine, where he remained until his appointment as a professor at New York University. He continues to freelance as well as write books.

Seife was a writer for the television documentary "100 Greatest Discoveries," which aired on the Science Channel. He was also a scientific consultant for the BBC documentary "The Story of 1," which appeared on BBC One and PBS.


Virtual Unreality

Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity

Virtual Unreality

Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You So, How Do You Know It's True?


Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception

Sun in a Bottle

Sun In A Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking

Decoding the Universe

Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information is Explaining Everything In The Cosmos"

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe


Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea