Elizabeth Fernandez


Elizabeth Fernandez is a science writer and communicator who is interested in the interface between science and technology in society. She often writes about science and philosophy, science and religion, astronomy, physics, and geology.  Her work appears in Big Think, Symmetry Magazine, Sky & Telescope,, Freethink, and Because of her work on the intersection of science and religion, she was named a Sinai and Synapses Fellow from 2019 to 2021. She has a PhD in astrophysics and has worked around the world, using telescopes both on the ground and in space. She also was the host and producer of SparkDialog Podcasts, a podcast on science and society.  Besides science, she loves trying out different forms of art, enjoys pretty much every genre of music in existence, and seeks out bizarre and unique musical instruments.  She has a passion for interfaith relations, working with people from many countries and backgrounds and promoting dialog between faiths. You can learn more about her at or follow her on Twitter @sparkdialog.

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