Marcia Bartusiak

Cognoscenti contributor

Marcia Bartusiak has been covering the fields of astronomy and physics for four decades, combining her undergraduate training in journalism with a master’s degree in physics. She has published in a variety of publications, including Science, Smithsonian, Discover, National Geographic and Astronomy. Currently Professor of the Practice in the Graduate Program in Science Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she is the author of seven books, including "Dispatches from Planet 3," "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony," her award-winning history of gravitational-wave astronomy, "Black Hole," and "The Day We Found the Universe," on the birth of modern cosmology, which won the Davis Prize of the History of Science Society.