Instructor Information

Mario Livio, Ph.D., is an internationally known astrophysicist, a best-selling author, and a popular speaker. 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 and cosmology to black holes and extrasolar planets. Dr. Livio is also the author of six popular science books, including The Golden Ratio (an International Bestseller for which he received the "Peano Prize" and the "International Pythagoras Prize") and Is God a Mathematician? (which was the basis for the 2016 Emmy-nominated TV NOVA program The Great Math Mystery). Livio's book Brilliant Blunders was a national bestseller in the U.S., and was selected by the Washington Post as one of the "Best Books of the Year." The paperback edition of his most recent book, Why? What Makes Us Curious, appeared in 2018. His upcoming book (2020) is: Galileo and the Science Deniers