Robert Andersen

Robert Andersen is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York TimesThe GuardianPhysics TodayNaval History, and many other publications. Born and raised in San Francisco, he served four years in the US Navy before matriculating at the University of California as a physics major. At Berkeley he was a Veteran For Peace and a Science Student for Social Responsibility. He was present at the creation of American bioethics as an intern, editor, visiting scholar, and journalist-in-residence at The Hastings Center. He was a visiting scholar there again in 2011, and a visiting scholar at Notre Dame in 2015-16. He is at work on a study entitled The Bitter Ironies: The Moral Imagination of the Atomic Scientists, 1944-54; a play titled The Tea House at the Otowi Bridge; a novel titled The Tongue of the Ocean, about the Navy during the Vietnam War; and a miniseries titled Los Diablos: Los Angeles 1846-76. He has a son and two granddaughters and winters in Northern Arizona and summers in California and Maine.