Crelinsten, Jeffrey

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Jeffrey Crelinsten is a science writer and historian with over 25 years experience popularizing science for non-specialist audiences. Crelinsten studied physics at McGill University (B.Sc.), astronomy at the University of Toronto (M.Sc.), and history of science at the Université de Montréal (Ph.D.). He was a professor in Science and Human Affairs for six years at Concordia University before embarking on a science writing career. He wrote radio and television science documentaries for over ten years on topics such as stellar evolution, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and microgravity science, including two radio documentaries on relativity for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

In 1978-9, Crelinsten wrote a two-hour radio biography of Albert Einstein (for CBC and U.S. National Public Radio), which was broadcast for the centenary of Einstein's birth. He also collaborated on an animated film about special relativity for the National Film Board of Canada.

Crelinsten is co-founder and President of The Impact Group, a Toronto firm specializing in science and technology communications, education and policy. He is co-publisher of RE$EARCH MONEY, Canada's leading source of intelligence on R&D spending, and President of Research Infosource, publisher of Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders and Canada's Top 50 Research Universities. He is a past-president of the Canadian Science Writers Association, a former Director of the Youth Science Foundation, and a founding member of the Science and Technology Awareness Network.

His book "Einstein's Jury: The Race to Test Relativity" is published by Princeton University Press. His radio biography "Albert Einstein: The Human Side of Genius" was broadcast by CBC Radio in two parts on Ideas on June 2 and 3, 2005 and is available on CD.



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Created on Mar. 19, 2015


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Jeffrey Crelinsten’s profile on LinkedIn:

Brady, Margret. “Proving Einstein right: The amazing race to test the theory of relativity.” The Ottawa Citizen, July 23, 2006.

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