Science Editor. Writer. Builder.

Thomas Lin is the founding editor of Quanta Magazine, an award-winning, editorially independent science and math news site published by the Simons Foundation (read the Psychology Today interview). He is the editor of two books, Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire: The Biggest Ideas in Science From Quanta and The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math From Quanta, published by MIT Press. From 2005 to 2012, he was a digital editor at The New York Times, where he managed the online science and national news sections, co-founded and edited the Scientist at Work blog, created the Profiles in Science video series, produced the Science Times podcast, and wrote about science, tennis and technology. In 2008, a multimedia feature he edited won a White House News Photographers Association’s “Eyes of History” contest. His writing has also appeared in Tennis Magazine, The New Yorker, Quanta Magazine, Wired and other publications. Lin has been a home page editor for The Indianapolis Star, a reporter and photographer covering Queens, N.Y., a teacher and a mechanical engineer. He graduated from Cornell University as a College Scholar and a Dean’s Scholar studying physics and literature, received a master’s in teaching from Oregon State University, completed a Writers’ Institute fellowship at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and has taught at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.