About Us

Welcome to Nautilus.

Like Captain Nemo we’re embarked on a voyage into the wonders of the universe.

Our stories take you into the depths of science and spotlight its ripples in our lives and cultures. We believe any subject in science, no matter how complex, can be explained with clarity and vitality. 

We venture into the fields of anthropology, geology, and paleontology. We infiltrate the labs of astronomy, genetics, and physics.

When science ventures into the arts, we follow. There’s a story in everything and we follow the story wherever it leads us.

Our writers—journalists and scientists—educate and enlighten and entertain.

Our illustrators put your imaginations into flight.

Science is an amazing journey.

We’re glad to have you aboard!


Nicholas White

NautilusNext CEO

John Steele

Publisher and Editorial Director

Kevin Berger


Liz Greene

Managing Editor

Katherine Harmon Courage

Deputy Editor

Kristen French

Associate Editor

Brian Gallagher

Associate Editor

Tasnuva Elahi

Production Designer

Anna Badkhen

Contributing Editor

Brandon Keim

Contributing Editor

George Musser

Contributing Editor

Lina Zeldovich

Contributing Editor


David Agus

Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California

Bob Bazell

Adjunct Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale

Christina Beck

Head of Science & Corporate Communications, The Max Planck Society

Sean Carroll

Senior Research Associate, Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology

Jennifer Dunne

Professor and V.P. for Science, Santa Fe Institute

Josh Empson

Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners

Heinz Falk

Professor Emeritus of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria

Bran Ferren

Co-Chairman, Applied Minds

Stuart Firestein

Chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Jessica Flack

Professor and Director, Collective Computation Group, Santa Fe Institute

Peter Galison

Pellegrino University Professor in History of Science and Physics at Harvard University

Thomas Campbell Jackson

Venture Partner, Easton Capital Investment Group

Beth Jacobs

Managing Partner, Excellentia Global Partners

David Kaiser

Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science, MIT

Lisa Kaltenegger

Associate Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University and the Director of the Carl Sagan Institute

Sep Kamvar

The LG Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT and the Director of the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab

David Krakauer

President, Santa Fe Institute

Ben Lamm

Founder and CEO of HyperGiant

Barnaby Marsh

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

Walter Murch

Film Editor, Director, Writer, and Sound Designer

Gayil Nalls

Artist, Philosopher, and Writer

Elisa New

Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard

Gerry Ohrstrom

Private investor and producer. Former Chairman G.L. Ohrstrom & Co and the Ohrstrom Foundation

Jerry Sabloff

External Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute

Paula Sabloff

External Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Caleb Scharf

Director of Astrobiology, Columbia University

David Evans Shaw

Activist, Impact Investor, and Managing Partner of Black Point Group

Ian Tattersall

Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History

Geoffrey West

Distinguished Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute

Carlie Wiener

Director of Communications & Engagement Strategy, Schmidt Ocean Institute