Science writer David Stipp was Fortune Magazine’s chief science and medical writer from 1995 to 2006. Previously he was a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal covering science, medicine and technology.
He is the author of A Most Elegant Equation: Euler’s Formula and the Beauty of Mathematics, published by Basic Books. Richard Friedman called it, “a delightful excursion into the beauty of mathematical thinking.”
David’s previous book, The Youth Pill, is an investigation of the scientific work being done in the field of longevity research. In its review, the Economist wrote, “Improvements in technology, particularly the ability to sequence DNA quickly, have made the serious study of ageing possible. All this is carefully chronicled in The Youth Pill … an able guide to this young science.”
In 1998 David won a National Association of Science Writer’s Science-in-Society Award for a Fortune story co-authored by Robert Whitaker. In 1993 he was awarded a Knight science writing fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Now based in the Boston area, he is a cum laude graduate of the University of Kansas.