Sam Kean



Sam Kean grew up in South Dakota, which means more to him than it probably should. He went to college in Minnesota, studied physics, taught for a few years, tried to move to Spain (it didn’t take), and ended up in Washington, D.C. His book, The Disappearing Spoon: And other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements is available from Little, Brown in July 2010.

Email: samkean [at]

List of writings at 3QD, in reverse chronological order:

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