NOVA, produced by WGBH, is the most popular primetime science series on American television, demystifying the scientific and technological concepts that shape and define our lives, our planet, and our universe.
Since joining NOVA, Julia Cort has contributed to more than one hundred films and miniseries, covering everything from ancient engineering to quantum mechanics to the frontiers of artificial intelligence. She has developed and overseen some of NOVA’s most acclaimed episodes and mini-series, including , , , , , and . Julia also oversees NOVA’s digital video productions, including the new YouTube series and .
In her quest to make complex science accessible to all, Julia has traveled deep underground to investigate the hunt for dark matter, waded into leech-infested swamps, and attempted to re-create the technological feats of ancient Egyptian engineers. Her work has been honored with the George Foster Peabody Award, the National Academies Keck Communication Award, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, and the News & Documentary Emmy.