Matthew R. Francis, Science Writer

About Me

Photo by Tony Hitchcock

Photo by Tony Hitchcock

Welcome! I’m a physicist, science writer, public speaker, educator, and frequent wearer of jaunty hats. My deepest hope as a communicator is to express the love I have for the wonderful Universe we inhabit: its black holes, galaxies, and marvelous zoo of particles, with all the ways they interact. On the educational side, I teach and organize classes in astronomy and related topics in my role as director of CosmoAcademy. My science blog is Galileo’s Pendulum, and I have appeared in comics form as Pluto’s moon Nix.

In addition, I write about physics and astronomy for The Daily Beast, Ars Technica Double X ScienceSlate, Nautilus, NOVA “Nature of Reality”, BBC Future, Aeon Magazine, and other sites. My Writing Portfolio page contains a complete list of my publications, and a brief list of representative pieces is below.

I’m also available for interviews, podcasts, public speaking engagements, and other activities.

Representative writing samples