Quanta Magazine is an editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science. Its articles focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, and are freely available to read online.
Quanta strives to complement and augment existing media coverage, blending the complexities of science with the art of storytelling.
Because Quanta is a nonprofit foundation-funded publication, all of its resources go toward producing responsible, freely accessible journalism that is meticulously researched, reported, edited, copy-edited and fact-checked. Its editorial independence ensures the impartiality of its science coverage.
To reach an even wider audience, Quanta has syndication partnerships with several publications. Among others, Scientific American, Wired and the Atlantic have reprinted its articles, and, through international partnerships, they have also been translated into German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Polish.
Quanta was founded by the former New York Times journalist Thomas Lin, who is the magazine's first editor-in-chief. Notable writers include K. C. Cole, Dan Falk, Kevin Hartnett, Erica Klarreich, George Musser, Jennifer Ouellette, Frank Wilczek, Michael Nielsen, Natalie Wolchover and Carl Zimmer.