Clifford Pickover

Clifford Pickover
Clifford Pickover
Author, The Math Book, The Physics Book, and The Medical Book trilogy

CLIFFORD PICKOVER is an author, editor, and columnist. For many years, he was the editor-in-chief of the IBM Journal of Research and Development. He has been granted more than 425 U.S. patents, is an elected Fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, is author of more than 50 books, translated into dozens of languages, and has 29,000 Twitter followers. His patents are owned by a wide variety of companies, including IBM, Activision, Ebay, Google, Halliburton Energy Services, Lenovo, LinkedIn, Nuance Communications, Trend Micro, Intermec IP, WarGaming.net, the U.S. Navy, Twitter, Yahoo!, Globalfoundries, Paypal, King.com, and Toshiba Global Commerce.

He received his Ph.D. from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, having graduated first in his class from Franklin and Marshall College.

Pickover and his book The Math Book were winners of the 2011 Neumann Prize. Pickover's books also focus on the history of science and mathematics, with such titles as Archimedes to Hawking, as well as The Math Book, The Physics Book, and The Medical Book—a trilogy of more than 1,500 pages that presents various historical milestones, breakthroughs, and curiosities.