Marc West is an Australian scientician from Sydney and open water swimmer who manages mrscienceshow.com. West was a University Medallist in Chemistry at Sydney University, completed a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication at ANU and a Masters of Operations Research and Statistics at UNSW. Having grown up in Sydney, he ventured to Canberra and then London to be editor of Plus Magazine, and now works in Operations Research back in Sydney.
West has written freelance for a number of magazines and newspapers, including G Magazine, The Canberra Times, The Helix and All Out Cricket Magazine, his article Political Music was published as one of top 50 science blogs of 2008 in The Open Laboratory 2008: The Best Science Writing on Blogs, whilst A sorry saga - the crumbling cookie made the 2009 version.
He has a weekly science spot on ABC Riverina, frequently features on The Diffusion Science Radio Show, and co-founded The Beer Drinking Scientists.