WERTHEIM is a science writer and commentator who has written extensively
for magazines, television and radio. Her articles have appeared in The
New York Times, The Sciences, New Scientist, Times Literary Supplement,
The Guardian, LA Weekly and Salon. She is the senior science
reviewer for The Australian's Review of Books and writes a monthly
column on science and society for The Age newspaper in Melbourne.
Wertheim is the author of Pythagoras Trousers and The
Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet.
She was the writer and host of "Faith and Reason", a 1998
PBS documentary special about science and religion. She is a Research
Associate to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and
a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities.