Charles Seife

Charles Seife


Charles Seife is a writer for Science magazine, where he covers physics and cosmology. He is the author of Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea and Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe. Prior to his involvement with science journalism, he was a mathematician. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton and an MS from the Yale Mathematics Department. In addition, Charles attended Columbia Journalism School and is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.



Past Shows:

  • Evidence of Jesus / State of Science

    With a PhD from Michigan State University, Gary Habermas is Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Philosophy at Liberty University. In the first half of the show, he discussed the historical evidence for the life and miracles of Jesus Christ. In the...More »
  • The State of Science

    Associate professor and science writer, Charles Seife, discussed the state of science including the end of the Space Shuttle program, as well as recent discoveries and theories in physics and astronomy. "Good riddance" to the Shuttle program, he said, noting that the program ate...More »
  • Mathematical Deceptions

    Prof. Charles Seife discussed the art of using pure mathematics for impure ends. First hour guest, food safety expert Jeff Nelken commented on contamination issues, such as in the recent case of 5 deaths associated with celery tainted with Listeria.More »
  • Generations & Cycles

    Historian, economist, and speaker, Neil Howe discussed his work on generations and how they shape history, as well as the twenty year cycle of crisis facing the U.S. First hour guest, science writer Charles Seife talked about different possible solutions to the BP oil spill.More »
  • CERN, Nukes, & New Science

    Science writer Charles Seife discussed the implications of the recent CERN collider experiments, bizarre nuclear weapons research done by the US and Russia, the ongoing climate change debate, and fusion as an alternative energy source. In the fourth hour of the program,...More »
  • CERN Experiments, Science & Fusion

    Appearing for the first three hours, NYU Professor and science writer Charles Seife discussed the implications of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments, as well as his forthcoming book Sun in a Bottle about fusion energy. Completed at a cost of $6 billion, the...More »
  • Science Talk with Charles Seife

    Author and associate professor at NYU, Charles Seife returned for a second consecutive weekend to discuss a variety of scientific and philosophical topics, including the beginning of the universe, immortality, genetic determinism, quantum computing, teleportation, and...More »
  • Parallel Universes & Quantum Science

    Author and associate Professor at NYU, Charles Seife discussed parallel universes, black holes, and quantum mechanics and how the concepts of information are in and of themselves, physically shaping the Universe.More »
  • Cosmology, Physics & Science

    Writer for Science Magazine, Charles Seife, probed the mind-boggling advances that are taking us to a new understanding of the universe.More »
  • Cosmological Theories

    Writer for Science Magazine, Charles Seife talked about dark energy, and the nature and end of the universe. Seife suggested we've reached a pivotal point where "the universe is losing it."According to Seife, physicists have proposed two possibilities for the end of the...More »