DR. MARIO LIVIO is an internationally known astrophysicist, best-selling author, and a popular speaker, who worked for 24 years at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which operates the Hubble Space Telescope. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He has published more than 400 scientific papers on topics ranging from dark energy, cosmology, and black holes, to supernova explosions, extrasolar planets, and the emergence of life in the universe. Dr. Livio is the author of five popular science books, including The Golden Ratio (for which he received the Peano Prize and the International Pythagoras Prize) and Is God a Mathematician? which inspired the 2015 NOVA program The Great Math Mystery. His most recent book, Brilliant Blunders, was on the New York Times Best Sellers list and was selected by the Washington Post as one of the "2013 Best Books of the Year."