Charles Day, editor-in-chief of Physics Today, will give a special Monday Colloquium talk on the state of science news in the 21st century. The talk is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium, and all are welcome.
The talk will focus on ways scientists and science journalists can satisfy the public’s interest in research news while TV stations and newspapers continue to shrink staff and cut science coverage.
Day was named editor-in-chief of Physics Today, the most widely read magazine devoted to physics and its related sciences, in October 2015. He previously served as senior editor and online editor of the magazine.
Day first joined the American Institute of Physics, publishers of Physics Today, 18 years ago after postdoctoral fellowships at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Japan’s Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science. He holds a Ph.D. in X-ray astronomy from the University of Cambridge.
He also writes a regular column for Computing in Science & Engineering, a bimonthly magazine published by IEEE Computer Society and AIP.
Pushpa Bhat is the chair of the Fermilab Colloquium Committee that organizes the colloquium series.