Larry Krumenaker – Journalist in Residence 2015

10. April 2015

Larry Krumenaker, a U.S. science writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, was the fourth “Journalist in Residence” at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). A jury consisting of science journalists and scientists from universities, Max Planck Institutes and HITS chose Krumenaker for the HITS Journalist in Residence scholarship 2015.
Larry Krumenaker studied Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University and received his doctorate in Science Education from the University of Georgia. He also holds a degree in Planetarium Education. Larry Krumenaker has been working in the area of science writing for more than 25 years. He is especially interested in the teaching of scientific content in astronomy and astrophysics. He is editor of “The Classroom Astronomer”, a practitioner journal for classroom teachers of astronomy. He also edits the “Journal and Review of Astronomy Education and Outreach“, a scholarly publication of Research, News and Commentary. Moreover, he has worked in television and radio news as well as for print media, also including the German papers “Die Zeit” and the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung”.

About HITS

HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

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