Mark Alpert

Mark Alpert


Mark Alpert is a contributing editor at Scientific American. In his long journalism career he has specialized in explaining scientific ideas to readers, simplifying esoteric concepts such as extra dimensions and parallel universes. In his novels, Alpert weaves cutting-edge science into high-energy thrillers that elucidate real theories and technologies.

A lifelong science geek, Alpert majored in astrophysics at Princeton University and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the application of the theory of relativity to Flatland, a hypothetical universe with only two spatial dimensions. In 1998 Alpert joined the board of editors at Scientific American, where he edited feature articles for the magazine and wrote a column on exotic high-tech gadgets. Alpert lives in Manhattan with his wife and two non-robotic teenagers. He's a proud member of Scientific American's softball team, the Big Bangers.



Past Shows:

  • Climate Change & Havana Syndrome

    Science author Mark Alpert discussed issues related to climate change as well as the Havana Syndrome. In the first hour, medium Chris Fleming talked about his 'Haunted Scotland' show on Discovery+, and Ukrainian gymnast Nadya Vasina provided an update from Ukraine.More »
  • Science & Physics / Open Lines

    Author Mark Alpert delved into the latest in string theory and the frontiers of fundamental physics, including new results from the Large Hadron Collider. Open Lines followed in the latter half.More »
  • When Technology Goes Wrong/ Open Lines

    Mark Alpert spoke on the dangers of science going too far. Followed by Open Lines in the latter half.More »

Last Night

Big Bang & Intelligent Design / The Divine Council
Big Bang & Intelligent Design / The Divine Council
Author Stephen C. Meyer Ph.D. discussed data from the Webb Telescope, which further confirms that our universe had a beginning and how this relates to the theory of intelligent design. Followed by afterlife expert Rich Martini on his research into the Divine Council.
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