Marcia Bartusiak

Marcia Bartusiak is executive director of the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing,and the award-winning author of five books on the frontiers of astrophysics and its history. Her latest book, on the birth of modern cosmology in the 1920s, is The Day We Found the Universe (Pantheon, 2009; Vintage, 2010).

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