London Eye and Big Ben Copyright: C. Schrader

London Eye and Big Ben
Copyright: C. Schrader


this is the website of the science journalist Chris Schrader. I live and work in Hamburg/Germany. My main topics are climate science, energy technology, the environment and physics. But I have also written a book about creationism, the so-called Intelligent Design and evolution theory (in German). I have been in journalism since 1991 when I finished the journalism school Henri-Nannen-Schule. Before that I got a degree („Diplom“) in physics at the University of Hamburg. During my professional life I have been on staff as a science editor at three different print publications. First Geo-Wissen in Hamburg, which publishes single topic issues dealing with Chaos or Child Development (when I was there 1991 to 1994) and most recently Confidence and Heart Health. Then Facts in Zurich, a weekly Swiss news magazine (1999 to 2000) and finally Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Munich and Berlin, Germany’s leading daily newspaper (2000 to 2015).

I have spent two years in the US, first as an exchange student at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale/CA (1978/79), then with a Fulbright scholarship at Stony Brook University on Long Island/NY (1984/85). Since then I have traveled to the US almost yearly. Other mentionable trips include Baikonur (in Kasachstan, the Russian launch site for Sojus rockets), Tokyo and Osaka (for the world fair in Nagano 2005), Chernobyl in Ukraine (for the 25th anniversary of the meltdown 2011) and European destinations. Plus holiday trips to Patagonia and Brasil, Peru and Bolivia, Namibia, India, Australia, Canada.

Although English is not my first language I speak and write it well enough. There are some

English texts and translations of articles I have written posted here.

If you would like to contact me, please write me an email: