Elizabeth Gibney

Elizabeth Gibney is a Senior Physics Reporter at Nature. She has written for Scientific American, BBC and CERN.

Elizabeth Gibney
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge Imperial College London
EmployerNature (journal)
Known forScience Journalism


Gibney has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.[1] She completed an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College London.[1]


Gibney worked for Research Fortnight. Gibney worked in the communications team for the CMS experiment at CERN.[2] She has been described as "feminist science journalist".[3] She worked at Times Higher Education between 2012 and 2013.[4] She dubbed the excitement surrounding particle physics after detection of the Higgs boson has Higgsteria.[5]

Gibney joined Nature in 2013 and is now Senior Physics Reporter.[6] Gibney produces 3-minute guides to new areas of research.[7] In 2014, she won the Malofiej Medal for her infographics 'Landing on a comet'.[8] in 2015, she was highly commended at the Science Journalism Awards for her short video "Laniakea: Our home supercluster".[9][10]

She has written for Scientific American, The Sunday Times, the BBC and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.[11]


  1. ^ a b "About the Editors | Nature". www.nature.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  2. ^ Barney, Dave. "OUTREACH". CERN Document Server.
  3. ^ Meikle, James (2014-11-14). "Rosetta scientist Dr Matt Taylor apologises for 'offensive' shirt". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  4. ^ "Elizabeth Gibney". Times Higher Education (THE). 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  5. ^ "Research Intelligence - Higgsteria: it's only the beginning". Times Higher Education (THE). 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  6. ^ "Nature appoints Elizabeth Gibney as physics reporter - ResponseSource". ResponseSource. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  7. ^ nature video (2018-02-28), Signals from the cosmic dawn: A three minute guide, retrieved 2018-03-02
  8. ^ Jasiek. "Jasiek | Landing on a comet". jasiek.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  9. ^ nature video (2014-09-03), Laniakea: Our home supercluster, retrieved 2018-03-02
  10. ^ Robins, Sallie. "Winners Announced in the 2015 Science Journalism Awards | News | News and Events | Association of British Science Writers (ABSW)". www.absw.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  11. ^ "Stories by Elizabeth Gibney". Scientific American. Retrieved 2018-03-02.