Timothy J. Jorgensen is a Professor of Radiation Medicine, and Director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program, at Georgetown University in Washington DC. His scientific expertise is in radiation biology, cancer epidemiology, and public health. He is board certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). He chairs the Georgetown University Radiation Safety Committee. His research interests include the genetic determinants of cellular radiation resistance, and the genes that modify the risk of cancer. He lives with his family in Rockville, Maryland. When he's not working or writing, he does a lot of fly fishing.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Winner, The 2017 Science Communication Award (Best Book), American Institute of Physics
  • Winner, The 2017 PROSE Award in History of Science, Medicine & Technology, Association of American Publishers
  • The Telegraph book critics' Top 50 Picks for 2016 -- Strange Glow, the "stylish history of radiation," ranked SIXTH BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR among all books published in 2016
  • Smithsonian Magazine's Best Books About Science of 2016 -- Strange Glow listed among the TOP TEN SCIENCE BOOKS of the year
  • Physics World's Top Ten Books of 2016 -- Strange Glow listed among the TOP TEN PHYSICS BOOKS of the year
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016, American Library Association