Brian Hayes is senior writer for
Since 1993 he has been writing the "Computing Science" column for the magazine. Earlier, he wrote similar columns for
From 1972 to 1984 he was an editor of
Scientific American; from 1990 to 1992 to he was the editor of
American Scientist. He has been a visitor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste.
A collection of Hayes's columns, titled
Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions,
was published by Hill and Wang in 2008. Hayes is also the author of
Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape
(W. W. Norton, 2005). And he has a weblog called
bit-player that covers much the same territory as the "Computing Science" column.
bhayes at amsci dot org
brian at bit-player dot org
11 Chandler St. #2
Somerville, MA 02144
By this author :