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Published:November 6th, 2006 12:29 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Tom Siefried, Author of A Beautiful Math

Judyth Piazza chats with Tom Siefried, Author of A Beautiful Math

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Tom Siegfried is a science journalist who lives in"Los Angeles. From 1985 to 2004, he was science editor of The Dallas Morning News, where he trained some of the nation`s top science and medical writers. He is currently on the board of directors of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

Tom was born in Lakewood, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Avon. He earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University with majors in journalism, chemistry and history, and has a master of arts with a major in journalism and a minor in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his journalism career as a business and science writer for the Fort Worth Press and later served"time on the journalism faculty at Texas Christian University before joining the Morning News. He is the author of The Bit and the Pendulum, from John Wiley & Sons (2000), and Strange Matters, from the Joseph Henry Press of the National Academy of Sciences (2002). He is also a contributor to the National Association of Science Writers` Field Guide for Science Writers. His next book, A Beautiful Math, will be published by the Joseph Henry Press in the fall of 2006.

Tom`s work has earned various awards, most recently the American Geophysical Union`s Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism. Other awards include the"Science-in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science-Westinghouse Award, and the American Chemical Society`s James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public. He has also received awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Texas Headliners club. He is among the writers whose work was included in The Best American Science Writing 2004.

Currently Tom`s science column appears regularly on The Why Files. His free-lance work has appeared"in several publications, including Astronomy, New Scientist and Science.

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