Born in 1982, I grew up in a middle class family in the rainy city of Charleville-Mézières, north of France. I studied physics and chemistry for three years at the university of Lille, France, and then entered at the Ecole Superieure de Journalisme de Lille to study one year of scientific journalism. Then I went to Paris to look for magazines to work for. Some needed people to write about astrophysics, so I gave a try, even if I didn’t know anything about. It kind of worked. After 6 years as a freelance, I could go away from Paris, and move on to sunny Barcelona. I’ve been a freelance scientific journalist for 11 years now, writing most of the time about astrophysics.
I never liked science. Numbers are boring. I never was this nerd guy, doing the math, imagining algorithms, checking things in a laboratory… I studied science only because ...On November 13, 2018 / By Benoit Rey