Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of critically-acclaimed books about scientific discoveries and the scientists who make them. Her published works include Prometheans in the Lab, Nobel Prize Women in Science, and Blue Genes and Polyester Plants. Sharon's work has been reviewed in Nature, Physics Today, Significance, the Washington Post, Ms., JAMA, Chemistry and Engineering News, New Scientist, American Scientist, PopularMechanics.com, among other publications. She has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation: Science Friday and been invited to speak at more than twenty universities in the U.S. and in Europe, at national laboratories such as Argonne National Laboratory and the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), and at the Centennial meeting of the American Physical Society.
She has written for Science, Scientific American, Discover magazine, Isis, American Physical Society News, The Times Higher Education Supplement, and Notable American Women. Excerpts of her books have appeared in The Chemical Educator, The Physics Teacher, and Chemical Heritage Foundation magazine.
A former prize-winning journalist for Scripps-Howard, Crain's, Gannett and other newspapers, Sharon has coauthored numerous articles about physics for the Encyclopaedia Britannica. A graduate of Swarthmore College, she lives in Seattle, Washington.