Danielle Sedbrook

Danielle Sedbrook is freelance science writer living in German farm country. She covers all things related to science and nature, with a special interest in space, the origin of life, and ecology. Her work has appeared in New Scientist and Smithsonianmag.com, among other venues, and she is a member of the National Association of Science Writers. She also writes narrative nonfiction and edits academic articles for scientists.

Born and raised in Colorado, Danielle has a PhD in chemistry from Columbia University. Before moving to Germany she taught organic chemistry lab and lecture at Columbia.

Einstein Week

Scientists are tantalizingly close to a ground-breaking gravity discovery

Scientists are trying to detect a gravitational wave background signal, a kind of static generated by all the gravitational waves emanating from binary supermassive black holes.

Einstein Week
Einstein Week

Scientists managed to take pure energy and create matter — and new physics

“We wanted to take light and convert it into matter.” Wish fulfilled.

Einstein Week

Physicists are finally ready to test a key Einstein theory

“Relativity has been tested over and over. It’s been holding true. Quantum mechanics has been tested over and over and has been holding true.”

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Hubble catches a cosmic optical illusion predicted by Einstein 86 years ago

Gravitational lensing is a key predictor of general relativity.