Mordechai’s Homepage


Hi, I’m Mordechai, a writer and science journalist. That’s my face there. My journalistic writing has appeared at outlets like Quanta Magazine, New Scientist, Wired, Vice, Nautilus, Symmetry, Physics, Inverse, and Astronomy. I’m passionate about good writing and the journalistic coverage of computer science and artificial intelligence. You can find links to my prior journalistic work below.


I hold a master’s degree in physics from the University of Wisconsin, where I did research on the design of three-dimensional magnetic confinement fusion devices. I hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas. During college, I studied abroad at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, and before college, I attended the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS), a residential high school program at the University of North Texas. I grew up in Denton, Texas.

I was Quanta’s first staff writer for computer science, and have held writing positions at various other companies and institutions, including MathWorks in Natick, Massachusetts, and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. I currently live and work in New York.


From November 2022 to November 2023, my independent journalism work in computer science and AI will be supported by a grant from Open Philanthropy, a grantmaking organization. This grant neither affects my editorial independence nor indicates an endorsement of my writing by the organization.

I sought out grants after leaving Quanta in August 2022, and becoming increasingly informed about what I believe is a severe state of underfunding in science journalism, particularly for areas as important as computer science and AI.

About This Webpage

This webpage is mainly an informal placeholder for my presence on the internet. I’ve occasionally used it to host blog posts, but nowadays I do most of my random musings on Twitter. If you’d like to reach out to say hello or to ask a question, or share a journalistic story idea, please get in touch.


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