KATRINA MILLER, PH.D.

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A Chicago-based reporter & (sometimes) essayist, I write ​about the universe and the intersection of science & ​society. I am currently a reporting fellow at The New York ​Times.


I'm also a co-founder of The #IAm Project, an organization ​that aims to empower women of color in STEM.


In 2023, I earned my Ph.D. in physics from the University of ​Chicago, where I studied how neutrinos interact with ​matter using a liquid argon detector called MicroBooNE.


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essays/reviews:

The Unwritten Laws of Physics

WIRED, 6.7.2022

I spoke about the inception of this piece on episode 334 of The Creative ​Nonfiction Podcast. Listen on your favorite app!

I had been burned out before. This time was different

Physics Today & Physics World, 10.26.21

Part of the 2021 #BlackInPhysics essay series


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resources

interested in scicomm or journalism? here’s a primer.

Scicomm generally involves scientists engaging with the public about topics related to their own expertise. Science journalism, on the other hand, involves reporting on other scientists’ work to the public. Here’s a good article on the difference. Science writing is somewhat of a catch-all term that encompasses science journalism & institutional comms, like writing press releases for a university.


If you’re a scientist in contact with a journalist, here’s a handy media guide.


Other useful resources: