Margaret Wertheim

Margaret Wertheim

Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted science writer and exhibition curator whose work focuses on the relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. A native Australian, she lives in Los Angeles where she is the founder and director of the Institute For Figuring, a non-profit organization devoted to creative public engagement with science and mathematics. ( Through the IFF, she has designed science-based exhibits for galleries and museums around the world, including the Hayward Gallery in London and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, in Washington DC. She is the author of six books, including Pythagoras Trousers (a ground-breaking study of the historical relationship between physics and religion), and Crochet Coral Reef (with her sister Christine Wertheim). Margaret is currently a Vice Chancellor Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.