Simons Foundation's Quanta Magazine Celebrates Five Years of Public Service Science Journalism
In an uncertain time in the media business, Quanta Magazine has flourished as a source of deeply reported, well-crafted articles about the cutting edge of scientific and mathematical understanding.
Since launching as Quanta on July 16, 2013, the magazine has attracted a loyal and rapidly growing audience through its core news features as well as interviews, columns, blog posts, videos, puzzles and podcasts. The magazine's seven-minute planetarium show, titled "Journey to the Birth of the Solar System," has been picked up by 14 planetariums and counting.
Quanta has received many accolades. It is "highly regarded for its masterful coverage of complex topics in science and math," writes Undark magazine.
"If you aren't reading @QuantaMagazine, you are missing some of the finest, sharpest science writing of our time," tweeted Maria Popova, founder of the popular Brain Pickings blog.
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist David Gross calls Quanta "the greatest thing to happen to science journalism in many years."
This November, the magazine will publish two books with MIT Press featuring the biggest ideas in math and science from the last five years: The Prime Number Conspiracy and Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire.
Thanks to its position as an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation, Quanta's staff can focus entirely on providing quality journalism to its readers free of paywalls, subscription fees and outside advertising...