Tom Siegfried is a contributing correspondent for Science News where he was editor in chief from 2007 to 2012, and managing editor from 2014 to 2017. He is the author of the blog Context. From 1985 to 2004 he was science editor of The Dallas Morning News. He is the author of four books: The Bit and the Pendulum; Strange Matters; A Beautiful Math; and The Number of the Heavens. He is a contributor to the National Association of Science Writers’ Field Guide for Science Writers. In 2006 he received the American Geophysical Union’s Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism.