Adjunct Associate Professor
Richard Panek is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as a grant from the Antarctic Artists and Writers program of the National Science Foundation.
His newest book, The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality (Houghton Mifflin, January 2011), is about dark matter, dark energy, and the frontiers of cosmology. He is the author of two books about the history and philosophy of science, The Invisible Century: Einstein, Freud, and the Search for Hidden Universes (Viking, 2004) and Seeing and Believing: How the Telescope Opened Our Eyes and Our Minds to the Heavens (Viking, 1998). He has frequently written about science and culture for The New York Times, as well as for Discover, Smithsonian, Natural History, Esquire, Outside, Seed and many other publications, and his short fiction has appeared in Ploughshares and won a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. In addition to Barnard, he teaches in the MFA Writing program at Goddard College.
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