Natalie Wolchover

Senior editor

Natalie Wolchover is a senior editor at Quanta Magazine covering the physical sciences. She has won several awards for her writing, including the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for “The Webb Space Telescope Will Rewrite Cosmic History. If It Works,” featured on Showcase, and CASW’s 2016 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists for a set of articles including “A Fight for the Soul of Science” and “Visions of Future Physics” (both also featured on Showcase). Wolchover studied physics at Tufts University and briefly at the University of California, Berkeley, before dropping out to become a science journalist. In 2023, she ran the Institute for Advanced Study’s first Science Journalism Workshop, which brought a talented international cohort of early-career science journalists to Princeton for a week of intense training. Wolchover lives in Queens, New York, with her wife and daughter. She is currently hard at work on her first book, about the search for the unified theory of nature.