The team behind COSMOS, Australia’s #1 science magazine in print, iPad and online and the winner of 47 awards, including the Magazine of the Year trophy in both 2009 and 2006, best digital engagement strategy. COSMOS has also won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, the Reuters/IUCN Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism, the City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Sustainability Award and an Earth Journalism Award.
Elizabeth Finkel is a former research biochemist who took up science journalism. One of the founders of COSMOS, she is a correspondent for the prestigious U.S. journal, Science, and her articles have appeared in a range of publications from The Lancet and Nature Medicine to The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. She is the author of Stem Cells: Controversy on the Frontiers of Science, for which she won a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award in 2004. Her work for COSMOS has snapped up four Publishers Australia Excellence Awards, most recently the 2010 Analytical Writer of the Year, and in 2011 she was named Higher Education Journalist of the Year at the National Press Club in Canberra for her stories in COSMOS.
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Cat Sparks is an Australian science fiction writer and editor. She is the winner of five Aurealis and nine Ditmar awards – the two highest honours in Australian science fiction – as well as an international Writers of the Future trophy. A co-founder of Agog! Press, publisher of 10 anthologies of award-winning fiction, she is also a graphic designer and a photographer. She served as the official photographer for two Premiers of New South Wales and travelled to Jordan on three occasions to chronicle archaeological expeditions. She lives with her partner, author Robert Hood, and their three cats, Smersh, Pazuzu and Nemo.