Jeremy Bernstein is Professor Emeritus of physics at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was a staff writer for the New Yorker from 1961 to 1995. He is also a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. He has held appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study, Brookhaven National Laboratory, CERN, Oxford, the University of Islamabad, and the École Polytechnique. He has written some fifty technical papers and several technical monographs, including Kinetic Theory in the Expanding Universe, An Introduction to Cosmology, Secrets of the Old One, and Quantum Leaps. In addition, he has written fourteen books on popular science and mountain travel.


  • Charged Interactions

    On the life and work of Wendell Furry.

    ( Physics / Short Notes / Volume 4, Issue 3 )

  • Quantum Leaps

    Bell’s theorem and the foundations of quantum mechanics.

    ( Physics / Review Essay / Volume 4, Issue 2 )

  • A Letter

    On an influential letter by Niels Bohr.

    ( Physics / Short Notes / Volume 4, Issue 1 )

  • Three for the Road

    On particle scattering, quantum entanglement, and the reality of Planck numbers.

    ( Physics / Short Notes / Volume 3, Issue 3 )

  • Recollections of Some Notable Texts

    On teaching quantum physics.

    ( Physics / Book Review / Volume 3, Issue 2 )

  • The Pope

    Remembering Enrico Fermi and the nuclear program.

    ( Physics / Book Review / Volume 2, Issue 4 )