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Co-Creator, Crochet Reef; Science Writer

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Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted science writer and curator whose work focuses on the relations between science and the wider cultural landscape.

Margaret is the author of Pythagoras’ Trousers, a history of the relationship between physics and religion; The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet; and Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons and Alternative Theories of Everything.

A native Australian, Wertheim has degrees in physics and mathematics. As a journalist, she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Sciences, New Scientist, and The Guardian. From 2000-2005 she wrote the “Quark Soup” science column for the LA Weekly, and is a long-standing contributor to Cabinet, the renowned culture quarterly. Margaret has contributed essays to many anthologies including Seeing Further, a 2010 volume celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. Her work was included in Best American Science Writing 2003, edited by Oliver Sacks.

Margaret has lectured widely at universities and colleges around the world, including Oxford University, Sydney University, University of Cape Town, and Princeton Theological Seminary. She has created a dozen television science programs, including the six-part ABC-Australia series Catalyst, which was aimed at teenage girls. In 2006 Margaret won the excellence in journalism award from the American Institute of Biological Sciences and in 2004 she was the US National Science Foundation’s visiting journalist to Antarctica. In the 2011-2012 academic year she is serving as the inaugural Discovery Fellow at U.S.C. Libraries.

In 2003, Margaret and her twin sister Christine founded the Institute For Figuring (IFF), an innovative Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics. The IFF hosts lectures, curates exhibitions, publishes books and maintains an extensive website. (www.theiff.org) The IFF has designed exhibitions for galleries and museums around the world, including Santa Monica Museum of Art, Machine Project (Los Angeles), Art Center College of Design (Pasadena), the Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles), the Science Gallery (Dublin), The Hayward (London), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.)

The IFF’s “Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef” project is the biggest participatory art/science project in the world and has inspired communities throughout the USA, the UK, Australia, Latvia, Ireland, South Africa, Croatia, Norway and Germany. See www.crochetcoralreef.org.

In 2009 Margaret spoke about the Crochet Reef project at the TED Conference.

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Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything

Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything

The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet

The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet

Pythagoras's Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender War

Pythagoras's Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender War

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Margaret Wertheim

Co-Creator, Crochet Reef; Science Writer

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Margaret Wertheim Biography

Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted science writer and curator whose work focuses on the relations between science and the wider cultural landscape.

Margaret is the author of Pythagoras’ Trousers, a history of the relationship between physics and religion; The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet; and Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons and Alternative Theories of Everything.

A native Australian, Wertheim has degrees in physics and mathematics. As a journalist, she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Sciences, New Scientist, and The Guardian. From 2000-2005 she wrote the “Quark Soup” science column for the LA Weekly, and is a long-standing contributor to Cabinet, the renowned culture quarterly. Margaret has contributed essays to many anthologies including Seeing Further, a 2010 volume celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. Her work was included in Best American Science Writing 2003, edited by Oliver Sacks.

Margaret has lectured widely at universities and colleges around the world, including Oxford University, Sydney University, University of Cape Town, and Princeton Theological Seminary. She has created a dozen television science programs, including the six-part ABC-Australia series Catalyst, which was aimed at teenage girls. In 2006 Margaret won the excellence in journalism award from the American Institute of Biological Sciences and in 2004 she was the US National Science Foundation’s visiting journalist to Antarctica. In the 2011-2012 academic year she is serving as the inaugural Discovery Fellow at U.S.C. Libraries.

In 2003, Margaret and her twin sister Christine founded the Institute For Figuring (IFF), an innovative Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics. The IFF hosts lectures, curates exhibitions, publishes books and maintains an extensive website. (www.theiff.org) The IFF has designed exhibitions for galleries and museums around the world, including Santa Monica Museum of Art, Machine Project (Los Angeles), Art Center College of Design (Pasadena), the Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles), the Science Gallery (Dublin), The Hayward (London), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.)

The IFF’s “Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef” project is the biggest participatory art/science project in the world and has inspired communities throughout the USA, the UK, Australia, Latvia, Ireland, South Africa, Croatia, Norway and Germany. See www.crochetcoralreef.org.

In 2009 Margaret spoke about the Crochet Reef project at the TED Conference.

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  • Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math of coral (and crochet)
    http://www.ted.com Science writer Margaret Wertheim re-creates the creatures of the coral reefs using a technique invented by a mathematician --...
  • Margaret Wertheim: DIY Physics: It's Not Brain Surgery - YouTube

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  • How much does it cost to book Margaret Wertheim?

    Booking fees for Margaret Wertheim, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Margaret Wertheim, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Margaret Wertheim?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Margaret Wertheim for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Margaret Wertheim for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Margaret Wertheim or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Margaret Wertheim or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math of coral (and crochet)
    http://www.ted.com Science writer Margaret Wertheim re-creates the creatures of the coral reefs using a technique invented by a mathematician -- simultaneously celebrating the amazements of the reef,...
    Margaret Wertheim: DIY Physics: It's Not Brain Surgery - YouTube

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