About Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

About Me

I am a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic and other publications. I enjoy working on longform narratives and features, such as this piece I wrote for The New Yorker about a Boeing engineer who became a spy for China, a story about baby brains that I did for National Geographic and this investigation into the mind of a fraudulent scientist that I wrote for the NYT Magazine. I also write newspaper essays like this New York Times Sunday Review article on the benefits of bilingualism and this NYT Magazine piece about a pastor's attempts to de-conflict evolution and Christianity. A story I wrote about an organ dealer in India has been anthologized in the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing, and a piece I wrote for GQ about a spy and his son has been optioned by 20th Century Fox. I'll let you know if the movie ever gets made.


While at Science, I wrote about a variety of topics relating to scientific research and policy, like this story about brain trauma caused by explosions and this story about the rivalry between two teams that shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of the accelerating universe.