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Robert Gast is a science writer and staff editor for the major German news site ZEIT ONLINE. He is covering physics, astronomy and the exploration of the solar system.


Robert Gast, born in 1984, works as a science editor for ZEIT ONLINE, one of the largest news sites in Germany. Prior to this, he worked as an editor for Spektrum der Wissenschaft, the German edition of Scientific American. He is a trained physicist and in 2010 received a Masters degree („Diplom“) by Heidelberg University. He has won several awards for his work, for example the European Science Writers Award (Junior category), the Georg von Holtzbrinck Preis für Wissenschaftsjournalismus (Junior category) and the Journalism Award of the German Mathematicians Association.



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