Lucas Laursen

Journalist covering how people use science, markets & serendipity to test new ideas. Write for Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum,  & produce radio for Deutsche Welle in English.

I’ve filed stories from over a dozen countries on five continents and from one ocean crossing. I have lived in and reported from Cambridge, UK; Zurich, Switzerland; Madrid, Spain; and Oaxaca, Mexico. Here are my datelines, so far:

I’ve been a full-time freelance journalist since 2007, with short breaks to intern at Nature and play archaeologist. Before that I studied astrophysics at Harvard and spent a few summers writing for the Let’s Go travel guidebooks.

Along the way I’ve:

…and written a LinkedIn profile.

I’m based in Oaxaca, Mexico, and can be reached on +52 19511627056, or by email at lucas.laursen@gmail.com.

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