I'm Adam Hadhazy, a freelance science writer based in New Jersey. I often write about astronomy, physics and biology, but I enjoy delving into pretty much any topic under the Sun. Some early highlights of my career include chatting with Neal Conan on NPR about the science of the movie Avatar, and I even got this close to William Shatner one time. More recently, for Aerospace America magazine, I explored how genetic engineering could enable humans to survive off-Earth. Meanwhile, for Discover, I chronicled the bold quest for a phantom particle that could revolutionize physics.
I wear a lot of hats these days. I am the astrophysics writer and editor for The Kavli Foundation, an assistant science writer for the European Southern Observatory, a contributing writer for Aerospace America and Natural History magazines, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the astronomy news aggregator website Portal to the Universe. I have a master's degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP).
To see more places I've been published and to check out some other recent stories (along with a few oldies-but-goodies), please go to "Selected Journalism Articles" at left. I also write press releases and news article for universities including Princeton and Stanford, along with NASA-affiliated organizations such as the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech. You can go look at some of those stories at "Selected Science writing Articles."
To reach out to me for freelance opportunities, please click on "Contact." Thank you for stopping by!