Robert Lee Hotz is a science and technology reporter for the The Wall Street Journal, where he explores the impact of new research on society. He has covered topics from climate change to cosmology and the human brain. In 1986 Hotz became a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his coverage of genetic engineering issues and again in 2004 for his coverage of the space shuttle Columbia accident. He shared the Los Angeles Times’ 1995 Pulitzer Prize for articles about the Northridge Earthquake. He has traveled widely in Antarctica and the Arctic, including four trips to the South Pole.