Nathanial Herzberg

Science reporter, Le Monde

Nathanial Herzberg

Science reporter, Le Monde


Nathaniel Herzberg is a science reporter with the French daily newspaper Le Monde. This may sound sensible since he holds an engineering degree in information and telecommunication technologies, followed by a journalism diploma. Except that it took him twenty years to enter this field. A journalist with the daily Libération, he covered education. Then he joined Le Monde, working on domestic affairs – immigration, suburbs, justice, police – and international issues like the Kosovo conflict. He then became cultural reporter and chief of the cultural pages before becoming one of the chief editors of the newspaper.

In 2014, he decided to go back to writing and chose to cover science, this old friend he was convinced he would never meet again. The reunion was happy. In 2015, he received a silver Kavli AAAS award in the large newspaper category for three of his articles published in the science and medicine supplement of Le Monde.

As an author, Nathaniel Herzberg has also published Letters from Algeria (with Philippe Bernard, Gallimard, 1998), The invisible museum (Le Toucan, 2009), and Jamai Rajah, a journey into my Indian family (Fayard, 2011).

Sessions as a Speaker

C2) SESAME – A Scientific Source of Light for the Middle East

27 October 2017
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3