The American Institute of Physics has acknowledged its science writing award winners for 2002.

Alfred B. Bortz, a Monroeville, Pennsylvania, physicist who writes children’s science books under the name of Fred Bortz, garnered the 2002 Science Writing Award for Children’s Literature. He was chosen for his book Techno-Matter: The Materials Behind the Marvels, published in 2001 by Twenty-First Century Books.

The 2002 Science Writing Award in Broadcast Media went to David Kestenbaum, science correspondent at National Public Radio, for his story “Measuring Muons,” which aired on 8 February 2001. The story can be heard at

For coverage of AIP’s 2002 Science Writing Award to a Scientist, see the box in Physics Today, December 2002, page 28.

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