Writer in Residence

Writers and Science

Scientific discoveries are increasingly in the news, but are increasingly complex while their impact on our lives is profound, making the need for excellence in communicating science all the more imperative. The Writer-in-Residence program, jointly sponsored by the KITP and the Kavli Foundation, hosts science writers, editors and journalists at the KITP for up to five months each year.

Renowned its for inter-disciplinary research, KITP promotes excellence in scientific journalism by immersing them in discovery level science where they get to know distinguished scientists who, in turn, learn from writers about the challenges of getting science right in the media. In addition to interactions with world-renowned scientists, the writers often host workshops and give talks. The ability to communicate compelling ideas to the general public is enhanced, and writers discover new approaches to shaping their narratives of emerging ideas.