Dennis Overbye

Science Reporter

Dennis Overbye has been at the New York Times for almost 20 years, first as the deputy science editor and then as a reporter with a beat ranging from zero-gravity fashion shows to the fate of the universe and the various dark things that make most of nature. Pluto is still a planet in his household. “Chasing the Higgs” (featured on Showcase) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 and the winner of the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Communication award. Overbye is the author of two books, Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos, the Scientific Search for the Secret of the Universe, which won the American Institute of Physics science-writing prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction, and Einstein in Love, a Scientific Romance.