Susan D’Agostino is an associate editor at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, where she writes and edits stories that equip the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to our existence. The Bulletin covers three key areas: nuclear issues, climate change, and disruptive technologies.  

Susan's science writing has been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Wired, Quanta, BBC Science Focus, Nature, Financial Times, Undark, Atlas Obscura, Discover, Slate, Ms., Literary Hub, the Chronicle of Higher Educationand others.

Susan is the author of How To Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life (Oxford University Press, 2020). She served as editor in chief of A Celebration of the EDGE Program's Impact on the Mathematics Community and Beyond (Springer, 2019), a book of essays and articles written by women mathematicians. She is a member of the editorial board of the Mathematical Association of America's Math Horizons magazine.


Susan earned a PhD in mathematics at Dartmouth College, an MA in science writing at Johns Hopkins University, and BA in anthropology at Bard College. Her writing has been recognized with fellowships from the National Association of Science Writers, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation. She lives and works on the New Hampshire seacoast. 

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