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Natalie Angier

Natalie Angier (born February 16, 1958, Bronx, New York City) is an American nonfiction writer and a science journalist for The New York Times.


After completing two years at the University of Michigan, she studied physics and English at Barnard College, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1978.[1]

From 1980 to 1984, Angier wrote about biology for Discover Magazine. She also worked as a science writer for Time Magazine, and was briefly an adjunct professor in New York University's Graduate Program in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting. In 1990, she joined The New York Times as a science writer. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting in 1991. She was selected to be the keynote speaker for the 2009 Washington & Jefferson College Commencement exercises and is Cornell University's A.D. White (Andrew Dixon White) Professor at Large.

Angier lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with her husband, Rick Weiss, former Washington Post science and medical reporter and current Assistant Director for Strategic Communications and Senior Policy Analyst at the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, and their daughter. Angier is an outspoken atheist.


  • Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting, 1991.
  • Natural Obsessions named NYT Notable Book of the Year, 1988.
  • Natural Obsessions named AAAS Notable Book of the Year, 1988.
  • AAAS award for excellence in journalism.
  • Lewis Thomas Award for distinguished writing in the life sciences.
  • General Motors International award for writing about cancer.
  • Six-year appointment (2006–2012) as an A. D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.



  1. ^ Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage, ed. (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners. Greenwood Publishing Group.  
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External links

  • Natalie Angier website
  • My God Problem, essay in Free Inquiry magazine (reprint from The American Scholar, 72(2), Spring 2004)
  • Positive Atheism's Big List of Quotations: Natalie Angier
  • Bio on
  • Angier Interview on George Stroumboulopoulos
  • Video: Natalie Angier - The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science (May 16, 2007), from Ms. Angier's 2007 book tour.
  • Natalie Angier on The Agenda with Steve Paikin: "Do We Still Believe in Science?" Panel discussion with Neil Turok, Michael D. Griffin, Nadia El-Awady and Stewart Brand, at the Quantum to Cosmos festival.
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