Selected Articles

Selected articles by science writer Davide Castelvecchi, who specializes in physics, astronomy, and cosmology.

You can also browse by topic or by publication.

Note: My clips from Science News, the magazine where I have worked since March 2007, are not listed here.


Magazine Features

The Large Hadron Collider: Bring It On!
New Scientist, January 27, 2007

Wobblology: The Wobbly Table’s Tale
New Scientist, December 23, 2006

You Are Made of Spacetime
New Scientist cover story, August 3, 2006 (with Valerie Jamieson)

A New Breed of Black Hole
Sky & Telescope, April 2006 (not available online; was cover story in the Australian edition)

Free-Electron Lasers: The Next Generation
New Scientist, January 21, 2006

The Shape of Universes to Come
New Scientist, July 30, 2005

Let it Rain
–Symmetry, February 2005

The Growth of Inflation
–Symmetry, December 2004/January 2005

Catching the Cosmic Waves
Science Notes, summer 2004

A New Game of Life
–Unpublished, June 2004


Embargoed Research News

Amazon Children “Spontaneously” Understand Geometry
National Geographic News, January 19, 2006


Radio Pieces

The “Jurassic Park” of Manuscripts
Are We Alone?, May 22, 2005


Breaking News

Proof of Big Bang Seen by Space Probe, Scientists Say
National Geographic News, March 17, 2006

UCSC draws $1M donation
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 18, 2003 (was on front page)


Graphics Features

Einstein’s Relativity Logbook
Symmetry, February 2005

Alan Guth’s Logbook
Symmetry, December 2004/January 2005


Profiles

Wrestling with war and peace
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 3, 2003


Obituaries

Pilot, scientist James Meehan dies
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 3, 2003


Coverage of Scientific Meetings

Atom Smashers Shed Light on Supernovae, Big Bang
Sky & Telescope online, April 22, 2005


Backgrounders

What is direct CP violation?
The Interaction Point


Commentary

My Top 10 Science Stories of 2006
January 3, 2007


Press Releases

Wireless Energy Transfer Can Potentially Charge Cell Phones Without Cords
American Institute of Physics, November 6, 2006


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