Michal Meyer

Michal Meyer was editor in chief of Distillations. She holds a PhD and a master’s degree in history from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Michal previously worked as a weather forecaster in New Zealand and Fiji, as magazine editor of the Jerusalem Post, and as editor of the History of Science Society Newsletter.

More from Michal Meyer

Greenbacks, Chits, and Scrip

Alternative currencies flourish in desperate times and situations.

Black and white photo of man and woman in a lab

For the Sake of Science

Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner navigated a life of science through war and peace.

illustration of William and Caroline Herschel

Making Space for Women in Astronomy

For centuries women have been looking at the stars despite earthly obstacles.

The Rise and Fall of Vannevar Bush

One war made him the most powerful man in science; the war that followed took that power away.

Wedgwood’s cream-on-blue jasperware medallion of chemist Joseph Priestley, date unknown.

Old Friends

Through fame, controversy, and peril Josiah Wedgwood and Joseph Priestley’s bond endured.

Sketch of a Scientist

An illustration of a biochemist connects two British political icons.