James R. Riordon

Temporary Physics Writer

James Riordon is a freelance science writer who covers physics, math, astronomy and occasional lifestyle stories. He's an award-winning amateur playwright and songwriter, and his book Ghost Particle: In Search of the Elusive and Mysterious Neutrino, with coauthor Alan Chodos, is due out in February 2023 from MIT Press.

All Stories by James R. Riordon

  1. Physics

    Protons may be stretchier than physicists had thought

    Physicists looked at how the quarks that make up protons move in response to electric fields. And they found more movement than expected.

  2. Physics

    Experiments on ‘entangled’ quantum particles won the physics Nobel Prize

    Three pioneers in quantum physics share the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics.