1999 Honorary Member
Brian Hayes has had a distinguished career as a science writer and editor and also performed an invaluable service to Sigma Xi as 1990-92 editor of American Scientist by overseeing the transition of the magazine from New Haven, Connecticut, to the Society's new offices in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. His regular "Computing Science" column continues to be a popular feature of the magazine. Earlier this year, he completed a six-month fellowship as Journalist in Residence at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. Hayes has been a copy editor and book-review editor for The Baltimore Sun and, in 1973, joined Scientific American as staff editor. He became associate editor and a columnist there in 1980. From 1984-90, Hayes was a free lance writer, editor and consultant for Scientific American, Time-Life Books, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Texas Instruments, Honeywell, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Discover and others. He has also been a columnist for Computer Language and The Sciences, where he was a contributing editor. Hayes was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1992.