About

I’m Vasudevan Mukunth, a science writer and editor in Bangalore, India, and currently science editor at The Wire. Before this, I worked at Brainwave Magazine, a science magazine for children previously owned by Amar Chitra Katha, and before that at Scroll and even before that at The Hindu. I have also been published in Physics World, Quartz, Wissenschaft im Dialog and China Pictorial. Here’s a list of all of my published work arranged chronologically.

This blog runs on WordPress, good food, a small library of excellent books, and Bangalore’s weather. There are no affiliates, sponsored content or paywalls on these pages and never will be. There might be the occasional advertisement but nothing garish or out of place.

I enjoy writing about high-energy, astroparticle and condensed-matter physics, and the sociology of science. I have also written about climate change, science policy, academic misconduct, Tamil cinema and science communication. I also like fantasy world-building, writing weird fiction, playing Dungeons & Dragons, discussing Steven Erikson’s books (but not the Wilful Child series) and discovering new electronic music.

If you’re an aspiring science journalist and want to talk to me, ping me at the IndiaBioScience forum. For tips, suggestions, brickbats, bouquets and commissions, email me at mukunth at thewire dot in. I’m on Twitter as @1amnerd, on Mastodon as @1amnerd@mastodon.social, my Facebook page is /1amnerd and my Keybase identity is /drizzly. Comments are disabled on this blog.