Jacob Berkowitz has been telling the story of science for the past 25 years

Berkowitz's curiosity driven work explores the intersection of science, story and self—always with an eye to the great sweep of history.

Berkowitz is the author of three science-based books, with translations of Jurassic Poop in Dutch and Korean, and a recipient of the American Institute of Physics Book Award and funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Berkowitz's reporting and commentary from the front-lines of scientific and medical discovery appears in leading Canadian newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The Ottawa Citizen.


Having interviewed more than 1000 scientists, Berkowitz's writing is deeply informed by experiences working alongside a diverse range of explorers, from astrophysicists debating the dynamics of dark matter to fossil-hunting with palaeontologists.

Berkowitz is recipient of the Paris Prix Audace as science writer on the documentary film The Quantum Tamers, his media appearances include CBC Quirks and Quarks and NPR’s Science Friday.

He is a former Journalist-in-Residence at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California, and a former Dibner Fellow in the History of Science (Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA). Presently the Writer-in-Residence at the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa and Berkowitz has also been a keynote speaker at the Ottawa Writer's Festival.


University of California 

Santa Barbara


Watch the talk about the Intersection of science, story and journalism here:


Founder of Quantum Writing, a boutique science writing agency, Berkowitz turns complex facts into engaging stories for dozens of science-based organizations across the United States and Canada, from the (U.S.) National Inventors Hall of Fame to Canada’s futurist agency Policy Horizons. His science writing combines deep expertise in multidisciplinary knowledge synthesis, translation and popularizing.

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Listen to CBC's

Bob MacDonald Interview with Jacob Berkowitz on Stardust Revolution

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