About Davide Castelvecchi
I am a freelance science writer based in Rome and a contributing editor (formerly a staff editor) for Scientific American magazine. I have also written for New Scientist, Sky & Telescope, National Geographic News, and Physical Review Focus.
My blog, Degrees of Freedom, covers math, physics, and combinations thereof on the Scientific American Blog Network.
My previous staff positions included physical sciences and technology writer at Science News magazine and Web producer and science writer at the American Institute of Physics.
Before going back to school to study science writing at the University of California at Santa Cruz, I was a mathematician. My research field was topology and geometry (specifically, if this means anything to you, noncommutative measure theory of foliated dynamical systems). I have a Ph.D. from Stanford University, did a postdoc at the University of Paris-Sud at Orsay, and taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara and at the University of Rome II.
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