Tanja Traxler is head of the science department at the daily newspaper Der Standard. After studying quantum physics at the University of Vienna, research stays took her to the University of California/Santa Cruz (US), Twente University in Enschede (NL) and Churchill College Cambridge (UK), among others. Traxler has been science editor at the Standard since 2015. She has been awarded the 2018 Science Journalism Promotion Prize, the 2019 Science Book of the Year, the 2020/2021 Environmental Journalism Prize and the 2022 Cardinal Innitzer Promotion Prize, among others. In addition to her journalistic work, Traxler is a university lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna for Cross-Disciplinary Strategies and Art & Science.